“I am extremely disappointed by the inexcusable and offensive online comments made by a member of my staff,” Schock said in a statement to the Journal Star. “I would expect better from any member of my team. Upon learning about them I met with Mr. Cole and he offered his resignation which I have accepted.”
It’s a blue state. You can’t just have a die-hard Republican, you’ve got to have somebody who’s compelling enough that independent and Democrat voters will vote for him. My background as a state legislator, before coming to Congress, was holding the most Democratic seat outside of Chicago. I went from getting 4 percent of the African American vote to 39 percent of the African American vote, and I’m not afraid to go into heavily Democratic territory and compete.