This former Miss America is looking to shake things up in the GOP…..would you vote for her?
Former Miss America Erika Harold Running For Republican Congress Seat
Chicago native Erika Harold is a 33-year-old GOP congress hopeful with her sights set on the White House….but first, she’s gotta get to Congress.
Her name is Erika Harold and she is a former Miss America and is being endorsed by the Chicago Tribune and former Chicago Bears head coach, Mike Ditka.
The 33-year-old has the same charisma as Obama and also has the potential of making it all the way to the top, just like the President.
But she will be sitting on the opposite side of the aisle in the House of Representatives – although she doesn’t have the official backing from the GOP, she is running to unseat incumbent GOP Rep. Rodney Davis.
During this years run-ups, there was controversy when a Davis supporter called Harold a “street walker” who works for “some law firm that needs to meet their quota for minority hires” among other things.
For now, the GOP is dragging its feet when it comes to endorsing her. A Republican National Committee representative said that, “whoever wins the primary and enters the general election as our nominee has our full support.”
As of March, Harold’s campaign has only got $137,000 to work with and when compared with Davis’ $1,000,000 it is easy to see that she has her work cut out for her if she is to win the first round.
But, she says that she has a trick up her sleeve: she’s a “stronger fiscal conservative” than Davis, although there isn’t much difference between them on other issues.
“It’s a swing district, so the person who wins for the party, needs to be someone who both espouses conservative principles,” Harold says, and can also attract “a significant amount of independent and Democratic voters.”
So far, she has the right attitude and shows great potential; but, only time will tell whether she will make it all the way to the top.
Would you vote for Erika? Hit the flip for a few more pics from her days as a pageant queen along with some of her on the campaign trail to help you decide.