2014 IL-09: Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D) v Susanne Atanus (R)

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2014 IL-09: Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D) v Susanne Atanus (R)

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Post by Addie » Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:50 pm

[link]Think Progress,http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2014/03/1 ... tornadoes/[/link]





Illinois Republicans Nominate Candidate Who Blames Gay Rights For Autism And Tornadoes





All of the Republican incumbents in Illinois who supported marriage equality won their primaries Tuesday, but one particularly anti-LGBT candidate for Congress did beat her more liberal challenger. Susanne Atanus, who is challenging Rep. Jan Schakowsky’s (D) seat in Illinois’ 9th District (which includes much of Chicago), won her Republican primary against former Obama-supporter and Navy veteran David Earl Williams III.





Atanus received national attention in January when she told the Daily Herald that God sends devastating weather like tornadoes and diseases like autism as punishment for LGBT equality and abortion rights:





“I am a conservative Republican and I believe in God first,” Atanus said. She said she believes God controls the weather and has put tornadoes and diseases such as autism and dementia on earth as in response to gay rights and legalized abortions.





“God is angry. We are provoking him with abortions and same-sex marriage and civil unions,” she said. “Same-sex activity is going to increase AIDS. If it’s in our military it will weaken our military. We need to respect God.


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2014 IL-09: Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D) v Susanne Atanus (R)

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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:03 pm

Illinois Primary Election Results:





Republican -- 99.1% Precincts Reporting


Susanne Atanus...........15,307....52.4%


David Earl Williams III....13,916....47.6%


[/break1]go.com/wls/politics/elections/local?section=federal&state=IL]http://abclocal.go.com/wls/politics/ele ... l&state=IL



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2014 IL-09: Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D) v Susanne Atanus (R)

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Post by kate520 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:07 pm

Unfortunate campaign signs:Vote for Suzanne @anusNot her opponent, but surely someone in that campaign will make sure voters conflate the two.


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