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Orange County GOP Denounces Party Official's Racist E-Mail

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"It was a joke. I have friends who are black."

Huffington Post:

Marilyn Davenport, a Tea Party activist and member of the Orange County Republican Party's central committee, is drawing fire from people in her own party after circulating a racist email depicting President Barack Obama and his parents as chimpanzees. In the email: "Now you know why — No birth certificate!"

The OC Weekly broke the story and were able to reach Davenport for comment. Her response:

"Oh, come on! Everybody who knows me knows that I am not a racist. It was a joke. I have friends who are black. Besides, I only sent it to a few people--mostly people I didn't think would be upset by it."

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