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Former Miss America runs for Congress
The Examiner ^ | April 23, 2012 | Michael McGuire

Posted on 04/24/2012 5:13:16 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

Miss America 2003 Erika Harold will run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in Illinois, she confirmed Monday.

Harold was an outspoken conservative during her reign as Miss America. She spoke at the 2004 Republican National Convention.

A 2003 congressional resolution honoring her noted she has "remarkable achievements and her resolve to empower youth against violence and degradation."

Among her achievements, the resolution noted were her service as: •National spokesperson for the Teen Victims Project of the National Center for Victims of Crime; •National Spokesperson for Fight Crime: Invest in Kids; •National Advisory for Peace Games; •National Board of Directors for the Center of Youth as Resources; and •Advisory Council for the Empower Program.

Academically, Congress said, she was accepted into the Harvard School of Law, and "was named Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, and was named University of Illinois Chancellor Scholar."

The resolution "honors her for her vision, determination, and integrity; and recognizes her as a strong positive role model for youth in the United States."

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
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1 posted on 04/24/2012 5:13:20 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Clintonfatigued; a fool in paradise

Gal has gotten herself GUILTY!

2 posted on 04/24/2012 5:16:46 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

That dress looks just like the sofa pillow covers my MIL has at her house! YUK!!


3 posted on 04/24/2012 5:19:34 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Exactly which part of her is guilty, in your estimation?


4 posted on 04/24/2012 5:20:03 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; BillyBoy; SJackson; ..

Here she is, Miss America...


5 posted on 04/24/2012 5:21:00 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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GOPer Mia Love of Utah stands a good chance to be elected.

How about this gal? Any chance?


6 posted on 04/24/2012 5:22:46 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: Revolting cat!

Not all that excited about beauty queen in politics, especially after the advent of liquor, the video camera and Internet.


7 posted on 04/24/2012 5:23:38 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Revolting cat!

I saw her in a swimsuit and decided to post this instead:
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012_swimsuit/models/kate-upton/


8 posted on 04/24/2012 5:24:08 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: Steely Tom

The deformed face?


9 posted on 04/24/2012 5:25:50 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Clintonfatigued
Conservative gals .. it ain't even close !


10 posted on 04/24/2012 5:29:18 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Clintonfatigued
Good for her, running as a republican. Besides beauty, she has plenty upstairs.

The 'rats should run a Miss America too sometime. Presumably, someone who can say something about "U" "S" Americans.

11 posted on 04/24/2012 5:33:26 PM PDT by C210N (Go Newt!)
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To: goseminoles
The deformed face?

You deform your face every time you open your mouth.

Wait, didn't come out quite right.

12 posted on 04/24/2012 5:35:27 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: goseminoles

Actually the media is just gearing up to give her the Cheney treatment. Anytime the media posted a picture of Dick Cheney, his mouth was open and his bottom teeth were showing, as if he were preparing to eat small children.


13 posted on 04/24/2012 5:39:58 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: TaMoDee

She would probably look a lot better without the dress.


14 posted on 04/24/2012 5:42:42 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Which district? This may be a long shot, but I’ll take any silver lining to the dark cloud that is Illinois.


15 posted on 04/24/2012 5:43:01 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

She’s running in the district being vacated by fellow Republican Tim Johnson.


16 posted on 04/24/2012 5:52:39 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: 1010RD

She must be talking about running in 2014. The filing deadline for Illinois for 2012 is long past.


17 posted on 04/24/2012 5:55:08 PM PDT by PermaRag (the stock market will stop bleeding when those who manipulate it START bleeding)
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To: Revolting cat!

Does not look like a Republican to me. Sorry.


18 posted on 04/24/2012 6:22:33 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Anyone not wanting an ID or purple thumb to vote isn't worthy of voting privilege.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

How did she get Miss America?
Very ordinary looking.


19 posted on 04/24/2012 6:25:33 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: TaMoDee

I’m amazed at the number of women I see who wear clothes that appear to be made from material that was recovered from drapes, sofas, and throw-pillow covers. :-(


20 posted on 04/24/2012 6:25:35 PM PDT by kerosene
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To: Clintonfatigued

Why does this line, which I can’t remember all of, come to mind....As God is my witness....I will never....hungry again.

Love the drape...NOT


21 posted on 04/24/2012 6:27:47 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Anyone not wanting an ID or purple thumb to vote isn't worthy of voting privilege.)
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To: kerosene

Mrs TaMoDee has just reminded me that the Obumba economy has
forced nice ladies to use the recycle cloth material we both don’t like. Are flour and sugar sacks next?


22 posted on 04/24/2012 6:40:15 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012!)
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To: PermaRag

Johnson announced his retirement AFTER he won renomination. Presumably, she’s put forth her name as a replacement candidate.


23 posted on 04/24/2012 6:40:38 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; BillyBoy; JohnnyZ; Dengar01; Clemenza; randita; ...

So, if she gets the nod for the Johnson vacancy, we’ll have 2 Black GOP ladies going to the next Congress. That half-dozen Black Republican Congressmembers looks like a true reality for the next Congress.


24 posted on 04/24/2012 6:43:48 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
So, if she gets the nod for the Johnson vacancy, we’ll have 2 Black GOP ladies going to the next Congress

That's about 200% more women of colour (to use the current PC term) than the Obama administration (save for Mooch hell)

25 posted on 04/24/2012 7:00:18 PM PDT by llevrok (In today's world, environmentalists would find God out of compliance.)
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To: kerosene; TaMoDee
I’m amazed at the number of women I see who wear clothes that appear to be made from material that was recovered from drapes, sofas, and throw-pillow covers. :-(

Carol Burnett is the only one who's ever been able to carry that look off properly... /g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6bOpJ5elW8

26 posted on 04/24/2012 7:12:21 PM PDT by tarheelswamprat
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Impy; BillyBoy; Dengar01; PhilCollins; Clintonfatigued; JohnnyZ; randita

Agreed, DJ, if Erika Harold is selected as Tim Johnson’s replacement as GOP nominee, she will coast to victory, given that it’s a GOP-leaning district and the RAT nominee is some loser. And a young, attractive, intelligent black woman who is an eloquent advocate for social conservatism would be a formidable weapon in our fight to remove the Democrats’ stranglehold over black voters. But will the county GOP chairmen who get to pick Johnson’s replacement choose Erika Harold over the political insiders and Johnson aides who are seeking the nomination? Remember, the last time an Illinois congressman retired right after winning the primary (Bill Lipinski), he ended up strongarming the Chicago ward leaders entrusted to pick his replacement to select his son (Dan Lipinski).


27 posted on 04/24/2012 7:52:04 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

This article has more info about her candidacy: http://m.sj-r.com/sjr/pm_22115/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=JXTWaKuR


28 posted on 04/24/2012 8:10:52 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Steely Tom
Exactly which part of her is guilty, in your estimation?

Asymmetrical chin, for one.

29 posted on 04/24/2012 8:55:57 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Steely Tom

Butter Face (If you know what I mean).


30 posted on 04/24/2012 9:23:13 PM PDT by Dartman
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To: AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; PhilCollins; Dengar01; Clintonfatigued; randita

At first I thought, “for what seat, filing is way over”.

Duh!

I doubt that the party bosses would pick her but you never know. At least one of them seems to like her. There are a lot of potential candidates.

The democrats had hoped to compete for this seat, but that’s not gonna happen with David Gill. It’s a good thing rat State Rep Hoffman quit the race.


31 posted on 04/24/2012 9:31:38 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: kerosene

I saw it in the window and I just had to have it.

32 posted on 04/24/2012 9:38:41 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; All

Oh, yeah!


33 posted on 04/25/2012 7:56:46 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Really?)
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To: goseminoles

Photographs taken while the subject is speaking are often unflattering.


34 posted on 04/25/2012 8:04:45 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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