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Erika Harold, Former Miss America, Runs for Congress
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Posted on 05/11/2012 7:19:22 AM PDT by jakerobins

After voters sent a former "Saturday Night Live" star (Sen. Al Franken), a hit recording artist (former Rep. Sonny Bono) and an astronaut (former Sen. John Glenn) to Congress, a former Miss America Pageant winner wants to try her hand at lawmaking.

Erika Harold, who won the Miss America crown in 2003, passed the first hurdle this week in becoming the Republican candidate to replace Illinois Rep. Tim Johnson, who dropped out of the race two weeks after winning the GOP nomination in March.

The GOP county chairman tapped Harold, a Harvard Law School graduate who now works as a litigation attorney in Chicago, as one of four potential candidates to take on the Democratic nominee, physician David Gill, in November's general election.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: davidgill; erikaharold; illinois; sourcetitlenoturl; timjohnson
Good Luck.......
1 posted on 05/11/2012 7:19:24 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: PhilCollins; Condor51

A republican, black, female, lawyer in Chicago that wants to run for congress.

There is a distinct aroma of COMBINE in the air, yes?


2 posted on 05/11/2012 7:26:12 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: jakerobins


BTW, I wonder why Tim Johnson dropped out?
3 posted on 05/11/2012 7:28:42 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: jakerobins
After voters sent a former "Saturday Night Live" star (Sen. Al Franken), a hit recording artist (former Rep. Sonny Bono) and an astronaut (former Sen. John Glenn) to Congress, a former Miss America Pageant winner wants to try her hand at lawmaking.

Within the next 10 years....you watch, a Porn Star will be elected to Congress.

4 posted on 05/11/2012 7:29:44 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: jakerobins

If her head is screwed on right, the Miss America aspect is incidental


5 posted on 05/11/2012 7:29:49 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: jakerobins

It seems like everyone running for Congress attended Harvard Law School.

I hear they even have American Indians on the faculty there!


6 posted on 05/11/2012 7:35:14 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: dfwgator

[Within the next 10 years....you watch, a Porn Star will be elected to Congress.]

It’s already happened in Italy and she kinda used it to get elected.


7 posted on 05/11/2012 7:38:22 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: RexBeach

This one, unlike the fraud president from Harvard Law School, is actually a licensed attorney.


8 posted on 05/11/2012 7:38:41 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: treetopsandroofs

I’m from the Washington, DC area. Throw a rock around here and you hit a lawyer!


9 posted on 05/11/2012 7:39:58 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: bjorn14
It’s already happened in Italy and she kinda used it to get elected.

Yep, that's where we're headed.

10 posted on 05/11/2012 7:40:06 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator

We need to elect a horse. Rome declined and so do we.


11 posted on 05/11/2012 7:43:53 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: jakerobins
Good luck. Right! See's going to need a lot of good luck because the Liberals, MSM and hangers on are going to throw everything including the kitchen sink and garbage disposal at her.
12 posted on 05/11/2012 7:47:31 AM PDT by oyez ( Yomomacare going done once, going down twice, going---..)
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To: dfwgator

It did happen in Italy. I was there for the festivities!


13 posted on 05/11/2012 7:47:35 AM PDT by battlecry
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To: RexBeach

What’s your address, will send you a truck load of rocks. It’s a start.


14 posted on 05/11/2012 7:50:33 AM PDT by Quick Shot
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To: Paladin2
The people of Mass. already did.... John Kerry anyone?? LOL....
15 posted on 05/11/2012 7:50:52 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I could probably be a better judge of her abilities if there was a photo of her taken during the swimsuit portion of the pageant.


16 posted on 05/11/2012 7:51:45 AM PDT by moovova (OBAMA: The first US President to come out of the closet.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

“A republican, black, female, lawyer in Chicago that wants to run for congress.”

Does she support LGBT? /s


17 posted on 05/11/2012 7:56:35 AM PDT by hummingbird (I am Breitbart.)
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To: dfwgator

“Within the next 10 years....you watch, a Porn Star will be elected to Congress.”

Wasn’t one - porn star - elected in Italy a few years back?


18 posted on 05/11/2012 7:58:15 AM PDT by hummingbird (I am Breitbart.)
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To: RexBeach

I thought anyone running for Congress was required to have attended Harvard Law School.


19 posted on 05/11/2012 8:01:11 AM PDT by ngat
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To: jakerobins

Please, someone give Kerry a unibrow in that photo!


20 posted on 05/11/2012 8:01:35 AM PDT by hummingbird (I am Breitbart.)
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To: Quick Shot

Hey, Quick Shot, two Washington area jokes for you:

1) What do you call 100 lawyers on the bottom of the Potomac?

A good start.

2) If a “Washington Post” reporter saw Christ walk on the water, what would be the headline of his story be the next day?

“CHRIST CAN’T SWIM!”

-Rex


21 posted on 05/11/2012 8:01:57 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: dfwgator
Within the next 10 years....you watch, a Porn Star will be elected to Congress.

I thought Nancy and Barbara....never mind.

22 posted on 05/11/2012 8:15:15 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: jakerobins
Rules...


23 posted on 05/11/2012 8:23:05 AM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: jakerobins
The beauty queen made a stir in the pageant world when, after winning the Miss America crown in 2003, she made sexual abstinence a focal point of her advocacy platform. Pageant officials allegedly pressured her to drop the hot-button issue and focus entirely on her anti-bullying efforts, a plea Harold refused to heed, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Gotta love her sticking to her principles!

24 posted on 05/11/2012 8:23:16 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: BubbaBasher

Not guilty! (Just in case she’s ever arrested for anything).


25 posted on 05/11/2012 8:23:55 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: dfwgator

Isn’t there a picture of Bawney Fwank in drag floating around here that qualifies as porn.


26 posted on 05/11/2012 8:24:03 AM PDT by certrtwngnut (It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes. (Josef Stalin))
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

No, it doesn’t have an aroma of combine. She’s conservative, so the combine wouldn’t approve of her.

In Feb. 2008, Tim Balderman won the republican primary in Illinois’ 11th Congressional District. About a month later, he dropped out of the race, and the district’s county GOP chairman took about six weeks to choose Marty Ozinga to be the nominee. That delay probably helped then-State Sen. Debbie Halvorson win the election. I hoped that county GOP chairmen would learn from that race. On about March 25, 2012, each county chairman should have chosen whom he or she would like to nominate, if a congressional candidate, for that county, drops out of the race. On April 5, Congressman Tim Johnson dropped out of the race, and the nominee should have been chosen by April 20. We’re still waiting for a nominee.


27 posted on 05/11/2012 8:29:35 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: dfwgator
you watch, a Porn Star will be elected to Congress.

Why not, we all ready elected one President.

28 posted on 05/11/2012 8:30:10 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: BubbaBasher

What did Abraham Lincoln say to Uhura on Star Trek? My.......


29 posted on 05/11/2012 8:34:07 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: BubbaBasher

I would hit that for a week!


30 posted on 05/11/2012 9:21:17 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: PhilCollins

Thank you for the info, sir.


31 posted on 05/11/2012 10:10:06 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: jakerobins; All
Good for her, but here are some types of people I would like to see elected to Congress:

1) Oilfield supervisors(well production as well as oil/gas pipeline people)

2) Farmers (actual tractor-driving, plow-welding farmers)

3) Small service-business owners (dry cleaners, gun store, grocery, restaurant, gas station, landscape, etc.)

4) Manufacturing plant supervisors (especially machine-tool and electronics manufacturing)

5) Food production & chemical plant supervisors (not the big wigs, the people who run the production lines at Kellogg's, Tyson, Kraft, Coca-Cola, 3M, InBev, etc.)

6) Tax accountants (especially those who work for small businesses)

7) Construction supervisors (the dude on the high steel telling the hardhats what for)

8) Automobile maintenance shop supervisors (both mechanic work and the guy who runs Tire Barn)

9) Big-box-store distribution center supervisors (not the high muckety-mucks,the lady who makes sure the boxes of diapers or cheese get on the right truck at the right time)

10) Overland trucking supervisors (especially if they worked their way up from being a driver or owner-operator)

11) Electrical power generating station supervisors (the guy who makes sure the peak generators turn on during summer afternoons)

12) Soldiers (NO generals or colonels; best are non-com officers & gunny's, but officers LTCOL and below OK; the brass are tainted with socialism)

13) Engineers (mechanical civil, electrical, electronic, chemical)

14) Commercial fishermen & shrimpers

All of these people know how to make a payroll, how to stick to budgets, how to save money, and how to solve problems while avoiding creating new ones.

Furthermore, I do not want ANY more of these kinds of people in Congress:

1) Lawyers

2) Politicians of ANY stripe, especially those who have held a seat in the opposite house

3) Entertainers

4) Beauty Queens

5) Porn stars (look it up)

6) Trust fund babies (see: Kennedy x 3)

7) Old-money babies (see: anyone connected to Rothchilds, Rockefellers, or Soros)

That's my dream for Congress.

Yeah, I know, not going to happen.

32 posted on 05/11/2012 10:37:17 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Do you agree that county republican chairmen should have learned from that 2008 race? If so, why didn’t they plan, well, two months ago? I think that they didn’t think about planning ahead.


33 posted on 05/11/2012 11:29:58 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: jakerobins
"Why the long face?"

LOL, Good point.

34 posted on 05/11/2012 3:23:13 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks jakerobins.


35 posted on 05/12/2012 4:58:05 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: PhilCollins

Yeah, lessons learned. But given the lack of quality wins lately, they probably aren’t too energized to “git er done”.

I am so glad I’m in Tejas now. I still keep up with Chicago...I listen to WLS online every afternoon.


36 posted on 05/12/2012 5:49:34 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Paladin2

Incitatus for senator!


37 posted on 05/12/2012 7:06:22 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: backwoods-engineer

When I was a young adult, I read of an interesting concept.

For Senate and Congress, have the positions filled by random drawing from the public. Much like getting a jury duty notice when you vote. If you are selected, you ‘serve’ for four years and then you are released back to the private industry. You receive a nice salary during your time of service. You have to go back and ‘live’ with the laws you ruled on.

Objections arise, such as that this would mean Congress would be full of women, alcoholics, bums, perverts, homos, child-molesters, criminals, and the mentally ill.

I say, how is that any different than what is there now?


38 posted on 05/12/2012 10:30:49 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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