Racial slurs are being tossed around about one African American candidate challenging Congressman Rodney Davis.
Montgomery County Republican Chairman Jim Allen resigned Thursday afternoon after the comments, in which he said Erika Harold is being used as a “street-walker” and called her the “love child of the Democratic Party.” He also said Harold, who’s an attorney with a Harvard degree, would probably go back to a Chicago law firm because it needs to meet a minority quota.
Congressman Rodney Davis has separated himself from the comments. In a conference call with reporters, he called the comments “wrong, appalling, and incredibly demeaning.”
Allen stepped down Thusday afternoon and was also removed from Davis’s campaign website.
Allen has not yet returned a phone call seeking comment, his voice mail box is full. Davis says he’s not yet spoken with Allen.