Republican Stephen Nodine is currently serving a two-year jail term on perjury and harassment charges.
Actually he was indicted for murdering his mistress but he made a deal with prosecutors to drop that in exchange for pleading guilty to felony perjury.
He is announcing he is considering a run for Alabama’s 1st congressional district seat.
Yes, Nodine is eligible to serve in Congress despite his status as a convicted felon.
The Constitution allows felons to hold office in the House of Representatives – even while incarcerated.
That explains a few things, doesn’t it.
Moving north to Illinois…
GOP county chairman Jim Allen let it all hang out.
He called a black female congressional candidate the “love child” of the Democratic party, a “street walker” whose “pimps” are party leaders, and suggested that after the election, she will be “working for some law firm that needs to meet their quota for minority hires.”
The candidate is Erika Harold, the former Miss America and Harvard Law grad who is running for the Republican nomination for the 13th congressional district.
The guy needs a kick in the butt.
Update: He resigned from his position on 6/21 after acknowledging his comments were “very inappropriate”
Headed west to Idaho…
Republican Party leaders there are calling on state lawmakers to invalidate local ordinances that ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
To quote Cornel Rasor, chairman of the Idaho GOP’s resolutions committee: “I’d hire a gay guy if I thought he was a good worker. But if he comes into work in a tutu… he’s not producing what I want in my office.”
“If a guy has a particular predilection and keeps it to himself, that’s fine. But if he wants to use my business as a platform for his lifestyle, why should I have to subsidize that? And that’s what these anti-discrimination laws do.”
There’s probably some people who might agree with that.