Erickson was noted for having written on Twitter about Supreme Court Justice David Souter: "The nation loses the only goat f***ing child molester to ever serve on the Supreme Court in David Souter's retirement." [...]
In May 2010, Erickson wrote in the RedState blog that he would be releasing evidence that Will Folks, a South Carolina GOP political operative, had made false allegations that he had an affair with gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley and that the allegations were "initiated by a rival political campaign.". Later that day, Erickson wrote, "I have no clue if anyone is behind Will Folks doing this. [...] With apologies to RedState readers, [...] Iíve had no hesitation in stringing the media along like Folks has done." Byron York, a conservative journalist, criticized Erickson: "[S]acrificing your own credibility in an effort to undermine someone elseís is not a good idea, and what Erickson has done has surely hurt both his own reputation and that of his website."
In 2011 Democrat Jim Webb, the senior United States Senator from Virginia, announced that he would not seek re-election in 2012. Republican George Allen announced that he would try to win back the seat that he lost to Webb in 2006, but Erickson declined to endorse the "establishment" Allen, complaining of Allen's voting record. Erickson stated that he had "decided to support (Tea Party organizer) Jamie Radtke for the Senate." In August, however, Erickson approvingly quoted anonymous commentators who alleged that when Radtke spoke at a Redstate gathering she was a "drunk rambling idiot." According to an email sent earlier by Erickson to the Radtke campaign and forwarded to Ben Smith, Erickson admitted having revised his public opinion about Radtke because "my bosses are huge Allen friends." Smith had previously raised questions about Erickson's independence from the financial interests of his employer by noting that an official with RedState.com's publisher had sent out an email that appeared to be selling Erickson's endorsement.
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