'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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