Harold believes she's on par with Davis

Harold believes she's on par with Davis

A local congressional candidate said she feels she's evenly matched with an incumbent when it comes to elected experience.

Urbana native Erika Harold will compete for the Republican nomination against Representative Rodney Davis of Taylorville next year.  Davis was elected to his first term in office last November after working alongside another a member of Congress for more than a decade.

Harold, meanwhile, said she has had leadership experience in her life and has worked with governors and legislators throughout the country. 

She said one area where she differs from her opponent is the internet sales tax legislation.

Harold added that she feels she would be a stronger candidate than Davis with some voters.

Harold made the comments on Thursday on A Penny for Your Thoughts on WDWS.

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chambana visionary wrote on July 11, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Erika isn't on par with Davis, she is completely out of his league. I have been hearing from insiders she will announce she has raises over $250,000. 

Rodney needs to do what is best for the party and not engage in a senseless and divisive primary against Erika. I have no earthly idea why anyone who says they care about the party would turn aroud and stage a primary against a rising star like Erika whose meteoric rise in politics will take her to the White House some day. 


sweet caroline wrote on July 11, 2013 at 8:07 pm

I like both Rodney and Erika.  I think Rodney is doing a fantastic job, and I'm confident Erika can be equally as fantastic.  At this point it's still early.  We just have to wait until the race heats up so we can make informed decisions about which of them is the better candidate.

Local Yocal wrote on July 17, 2013 at 7:07 am
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Erika is indeed "on par" with Davis, which is what makes her candidacy so sad.

A Harvard lawyer who claims Christianity, comes to the absurd contradictory conclusions that "every life is valuable" to oppose abortion (and thus create even more Big Government) and out of the other side of her mouth comes "let's cut 'entitlements'." Drinking the Republican Kool-aid must make even the smartest of the smart a forgetful, intellectually inconsistent tool for corporate and military power. 

Her campaign trail probably won't visit the poor and minority neighborhoods of the 13th District so she won't have to wake up from the destructive policies her campaign donors advocate.  Ahh, what a fairy tale we are having....saying nice things into a microphone and having all that applause from the shiney white people....who needs to read a budget or visit a Afghan village, a VA hospital, or a homeless shelter?

If she thinks she has "cross-over" appeal, then let Erika Harold be the first to cross over and publicly debate a Heather Ault about abortion policy, a Carol Ammons on the state of African Americans in the 13th District, a Ricardo Diaz on Immigration policy, a Rev. Earvin Williams on jobs, or a Claudia Lennhoff on "entitlements." Unfortunately, her campaign groomers will advise against a real, honest discussion with "the little people" who live and work in the trenches and know what's going on. Just let the little people sacrifice their "entitlements," while the corporate elite get another tax break or subsidy, "incentives" I believe they're called.

What fun it is to travel the 13th, having nice campaign lunches with "nice" people! Such luxuries provide little motivation to actually read real research or meet the real, working people who fight your wars, build and clean your buildings, harvest your food, and do your time in the prisons. Better to live in a comfortable media fantasy world where everyone likes you for towing the Party [Fault]Line.