Not a chance. Illinois political culture is extraordinarily race conscious. I’m guessing 9 out of 10 illinoisans, at minimum, when they hear “minority,” register that as probably racial. If they know the person is black, its not probably, but definitely racial.
And another thing. Something weird about this. She was pushed out by the combine, establishment types hand picked Davis over her, yet Allen is packaging this as if Davis is the true conservative. I think this is purely to sell Davis to the predominantly conservative central IL base. But if he’s the combine candidate, he is a lock to betray conservatives somewhere down the road.