Republican Attorney General Candidate Erica Harold is fighting off allegations that as a beauty pageant contestant she told an interview panel that she would pick a home for foster children with known heterosexual child abusers over placing the kids in a home with a loving gay couple.
Harold says she can’t remember answering the question in 2000. NBC 5 Chicago says they have three people who remember her answer. Republican Governor Bruce Rauner recently donated $350,000 to her campaign and says that he supports gay adoption and Harold.
Rauner didn’t directly address her stepping out of the race for Attorney General. Harold’s campaign says that her current stance is supportive of same sex couples adopting children and being foster care parents.