GOP Pol Quits in Carl Lewis Hate-Email Flap

A New Jersey Republican resigned over an email his wife sent to Lewis' state Senate campaign. 

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WTH? Some people have officially lost their minds.

The Associated Press reports that a New Jersey Republican lawmaker resigned after his wife sent "an offensive and racist" email to the Democratic state Senate campaign of nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis.

Pat Delany stepped down from the state Assembly this month and said he wouldn't seek a full term in November because of his wife's missive to Lewis' campaign, Burlington County Republican Chairman Bill Layton said. Delany originally cited an unspecified family issue as the reason for his abrupt resignation.

Delany and his wife, Jennifer Delany, are white. Lewis, a political novice who's among the greatest athletes of all time, is black.

Jennifer Delany's email to Lewis' campaign said, in part, "Imagine having dark skin and name recognition and the nerve to think that equaled knowing something about politics."

Layton said Pat Delany decided to leave office to shield his three children from "a hurtful and embarrassing public spectacle involving their mother" ...

Delany said in a statement that he and his wife don't share the same racial views. He said he was sorry.

This is sad because the issue is not just about racism. It is about hate.

Read more at NewsOne.

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