The Wikipedia page of Mia Love, the Republican mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, was hacked into and updated with offensive comments after she delivered a speech at the Republican National Convention on Aug. 28.
After delivering what many reports are calling an "energizing" speech, and considered one of the best of the evening, an anonymous writer added a byline to Love's Wikipedia page saying that she is "dirty, worthless wh**e who sold out her soul in the name of big business."
The offensive comment has since been deleted.
Love's two-minute speech focused on the American Dream - she told the story of how her parents emigrated from Haiti with "ten dollars in their pocket."
"My parents immigrated to the U.S. [from Haiti] with $10 in their pocket, believing that the America they had heard about really did exist," Love said. "When times got tough they didn't look to Washington, they looked within ... So the America I came to know was centered in personal responsibility and filled with the American dream."
Love became the first African American, and Mormon, mayor of Saratoga Springs when she was elected in 2010. She is currently campaigning for a seat in Congress. If she wins in November and earns more votes than Utah Democrat Representative Jim Matheson, Love will make history as the first black Republican woman to win the congressional seat.
Love has been endorsed by vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan and presidential candidate John McCain. She is supported by Tea Party groups and was reportedly coached on oration by someone on Mitt Romney's campaign team.
She supports lower taxes, is against anti-abortion, and would assist Romney in the repeal of President Barack Obama's healthcare law and closing the Departments of Energy, Education and Environmental Protection, according to the Huffington Post.