A former Miss America winner and attorney Erika Harold has a lot to celebrate this week as she scored a major victory in the super liberal state of Illinois to cinch the GOP primary for attorney general.

We could certainly use a few more liberty minded individuals in the state government in Illinois, so let’s hope she’s able to take the spot later this year.

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Harold, who won the Miss America title in 2003, defeated attorney Gary Grasso for the nomination and will now take on the winner of the Democratic primary, former Gov. Pat Quinn. Raoul. The win comes after the Illinois Republican Party endorsed Harold and received campaign money from Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, Fox News reported.

The Harvard Law School graduate said during her campaign that she wants to offer a bipartisan approach to criminal justice reform and stand up to political corruption.

Harold sent out two tweets after the race was called, thanking her supporters for their “unwavering support” and saying their “work is just beginning.”

Harold is now set to compete against Raoul for current Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s seat. Last September Madigan announced she would not be seeking a fifth term.

Having a Republican in that spot could prove to be incredibly helpful in combatting the progressive agenda coming out of Chicago, especially in regards to the Second Amendment.

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