'Appalling' email from Illinois GOP official about female challenger spurs new party rift

  • Article by: KERRY LESTER , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 20, 2013 - 6:15 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — An Illinois Republican official resigned from his leadership post Thursday amid outrage over an email in which he berated a biracial former Miss America as a "street walker" who could fill a law firm's "minority quota" if she loses her bid for Congress.

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erikj3Jun. 20, 13 8:35 PM

Yet another "rebranding" fail. They just can't help themselves.

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mark3914Jun. 20, 13 9:23 PM

Why am I not surprised by this?

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mbachnutzJun. 20, 13 9:27 PM

The GOP continue to show their true colors about women.

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avejoeconJun. 20, 13 9:41 PM

Funny how the remarks of ONE republican somehow are said to represent every democrat, but if the same is done by a Democrat, it is not treated the same. Wondering what that word is. Oh, yeah. HYPOCRISY!

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avejoeconJun. 20, 13 9:51 PM

The GOP continue to show their true colors about women.---------Remind me again how this represents the GOP???? Or are you saying that all Democrats are murdering drunks because ONE of them was?

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falcon1681Jun. 20, 13 9:53 PM

avejoecon - Funny how the remarks of ONE republican somehow are said to represent every democrat, but if the same is done by a Democrat, it is not treated the same. Wondering what that word is. Oh, yeah. HYPOCRISY! ------------- Because every time a Republican says something stupid the rest of them swarm like flies to publicly agree and defend the stupidity.

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mylittleidJun. 20, 1310:23 PM

avgjoe - "Funny how the remarks of ONE republican somehow are said to represent every..." --- If it was only one you might be right. But this kind of thing has happened repeatedly. It's not a single, isolated incident. It's a pattern.

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avejoeconJun. 20, 1311:01 PM

Because every time a Republican says something stupid the rest of them swarm like flies to publicly agree and defend the stupidity.-------Too bad for you, your statement is not only blatantly wrong, it shows how little you know about the GOP.

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obviousJun. 20, 1311:52 PM

If you're going after parties off of his statement, then you're just as guilty of this country's problem ... and this IS a problem.

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obviousJun. 21, 1312:40 AM

Ohhh ... he has an "R" after his title ... voting against him, definitely ... I don't care what laws he/she has supported or what things he/she holds dear to the people that elected them there ... I'm voting for the letter !! ... And if one letter wins, the whole country wins ...

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