Erika Harold

Republican Party's Elephant Symbol (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Downstate GOP Party Chair Resigns After Controversial Rant

The chairman of the Republican Party in Montgomery County has resigned after writing what’s been called a racist and sexist email about U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis’ primary challenger.


Miss America 2003 Erika Harold is crowned by former Miss America 2002 Katie Harmon (Rear) September 21, 2002 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Erika's platform for her reign is Empowering Youth Against Violence: 'Respect Yourself: Protect Yourself.' (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Ex-Miss America Winner To Run For Downstate Congressional Seat

An Illinois woman who once sat on Miss America’s throne now wants a seat in Congress.