Erila Harold, the ultra-conservative former beauty pageant contestant, is now mounting a primary challenge against Republican Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL-13).
Harold was the 2003 Miss America, and this isn't the first time that Harold has been interested in a congressional bid. She was one of several Republicans who sought that party's replacement nomination in the 13th District of Illinois last year after then-Rep. Tim Johnson withdrew from the race not long after winning the primary, losing to Davis.
At first glance, this would look like a sour grapes run by Harold. However, Davis was one of ten House Republicans who voted against a bill to shut down the National Labor Relations Board.
Erika Harold, to me, comes across as an anti-abortion zealot and an anti-bullying activist in a political party that is full of bullies. The fact that she thinks that she's more conservative than Rodney Davis, who barely defeated a Democrat who ran to the left of Obama in last year's general election, tells me that she's too conservative for the 13th District of Illinois.