Top Democratic Staffer's Racist, Homophobic Past Revealed
The DCCC, tasked with holding the Democrats vulnerable majority in the House, tapped a rising female operative to lead a multimillion-dollar initiative to mobilize "people of color and younger Americans."
She spent her first hours on the job purging her Twitter account after reporters found thousands of old tweets containing homophobic and racially insensitive content. (Washington Free Beacon)
Tayhlor Coleman, a longtime staffer at the committee, was named the DCCC's first director of the cycle of engagement, a role DCCC chairwoman Rep. Cheri Bustos (D., Ill.) said would be a "tremendous challenge."
"I want to thank Tayhlor Coleman for taking on this tremendous challenge at this critical moment," Bustos said. "I can think of no one more prepared to lead this effort than her."
Coleman took to Twitter this month to express her support for the gay community, but her previous posts give a different perspective of her views.
In February 2010, for example, she tweeted out concern about "giving a lesbian" her phone number, tagging the tweet with "#homophobia."
Coleman also once said she felt concerned for her safety around Mexicans.
On Friday there were 4,525 tweets available on her account. By Sunday afternoon that number had dwindled to 1,043.