The chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Party has resigned following a firestorm that erupted over a controversial e-mail that he authored.
Jim Allen submitted his resignation to the state GOP after several calls for him to step down, including one from Congressman Rodney Davis. Allen was a supporter of Davis, and in the e-mail, he attacked Davis’s primary opponent, Erika Harold. In that e-mail, Allen referred to Harold as “miss queen,” compared her to a streetwalker, and suggested she would eventually be hired by a law firm seeking to meet a minority quota.
Davis called the remarks “asinine,” but says they are not in his control and not something he would ever condone, so they should not reflect on his campaign. Both state party chair Jack Dorgan and national GOP chairman Reince Priebus urged Allen to step aside.