In this June 4, 2013 file photo, former Miss America Erika Harold, 33, announces her plans to challenge first-term U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis in the 2014 Republican primary in Urbana, Ill. Davis is asking a campaign official to step down from his party position after writing what's been called a racist email about Harold. (AP Photo/The News-Gazette, John Dixon, File)

CHICAGO –A downstate Illinois GOP Republican chairman who recently came under fire for making racially charged comments about a black female congressional candidate in which he compared her to a street-walker has resigned from his post.

Montgomery County Republican Party chairman Jim Allen had no shame when he emailed Doug Ibendahl, a Chicago attorney who runs the independent website Republican News Watch, about 2003 Miss America and GOP Congressional candidate Erika Harold, an African-American woman running in the 13th Congressional District primary.

Harold announced her eyebrow-raising candidacy earlier this month and almost immediately began to change the face of the Illinois Republican Party. After Harold launched her campaign against incumbent Rep. Rodney Davis, Ibendahl wrote a flattering post about the University of Illinois and Harvard Law School graduate  which prompted Allen’s rant. According to Republican News Watch, Allen wrote:

Rodney Davis will win and the love child of the D.N.C. will be back in Shitcago by May of 2014 working for some law firm that needs to meet their quota for minority hires.

The truth is Nancy Pelosi and the DEMOCRAT party want this seat. So they called RINO Timmy Johnson to be their pack mule and get little queen to run.

Ann Callis gets a free ride through a primary and Rodney Davis has a battle.

The little queen touts her abstinence and she won the crown because she got bullied in school,,,boohoo..kids are cruel, life sucks and you move on..Now, miss queen is being used like a street walker and her pimps are the DEMOCRAT PARTY and RINO REPUBLICANS…These pimps want something they can’t get,,, the seat held by a conservative REPUBLICAN  Rodney Davis and Nancy Pelosi can’t stand it..

Little Queenie and Nancy Pelosi have so much in common but the one thing that stands out the most.. both are FORMER QUEENS, their crowns are tarnished and time has run out on the both of them..

Harold or Allen could not immediately be reached for comment, however Davis’ office quickly moved to distance itself from Allen’s comments.

“Mr. Allen’s comments are misguided and wrong and certainly do not reflect the views of Congressman Davis or his campaign,” Davis spokesman Andrew Flach said in a statement. “Our hope is that supporters for all of the candidates conduct themselves in a positive manner and focus on the issues facing our country as the campaign moves forward.”

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Allen was listed as a ‘Team 2014’ member on Davis’ campaign website prior to the attack on Harold, however his name has since been removed.

The explosive rant quickly went national.