~~March 21, 2014~~
A while back I posted information about this lady politician. I can’t find the link to that post. Another blogger posted today that she ran a primary and won!
~~In the blogger’s own words~~
“‘Susanne Atanus won her primary election for Illinois’ 9th district, with 54% of the vote’.
‘Back in January she made headlines for saying’:
“I am a conservative Republican and I believe in God first. God is angry. We are provoking him with abortions and same-sex marriage and civil unions. Same-sex activity is going to increase AIDS. If it’s in our military it will weaken our military. We need to respect God.”
This is the graphics I used then.
A Republican congressional candidate from Illinois refused to honor her party’s call for her to abandon the race despite her sudden infamy, the Chicago Daily Herald reported on Thursday.
“I’m not withdrawing from the race,” Susanne Atanus told the Herald. “I don’t know why they are not standing behind me. They should talk to me personally. I will not back out of the race.”
Atanus’ candidacy gained the wrong kind of national spotlight on Wednesday after she expressed her belief that God created autism and dementia and extreme weather conditions to punish the U.S. on account of legalized abortion and the increasing support nationwide for marriage equality.
“God is angry,” she told the Herald. “We are provoking him with abortions and same-sex marriage and civil unions. Same-sex activity is going to increase AIDS. If it’s in our military it will weaken our military. We need to respect God.”
Atanus is running against David Earl Williams III for the right to represent the GOP against incumbent Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL). However, Republican leaders at both the local and state level released a statement on Thursday disavowing her completely.
“Her candidacy is neither supported nor endorsed by the leaders of our party, and she should withdraw from the race immediately,” state party chair Jack Dorgan said in the statement, with Chicago chair Adam Robinson adding that “Atanus is not in any way affiliated with any of our efforts in the Chicago GOP, nor have we ever supported, endorsed, or assisted her in any way at any time.”
Susan Atanus received a total of 12,447 votes after all 338 precincts in Cook County reported in. The other GOP candidate, David Earl Williams III, received 12,012 votes.
Atanus appeared to have a larger turnout from Chicago than in the suburbs, with a nearly 1,000-votes from Chicago voters, according to election results. “Indeed, a recount will happen,” said Williams in an email with The Bugle. But pending a recount in favor of Williams, Atanus is the GOP candidate facing Democratic incumbent Jan Schakowsky in the November general election.
“I am very happy that I won the primary election,” Atanus told The Bugle the day after the primary. “I’m thankful for the voters that voted for me.”
As for the higher turnout from Chicago area voters: Atanus said it was a combination of her message resonating with them and her name recognition on the ballot.
Then turning her attention to Schakowsky, Atanus said the incumbent was a “nothing candidate.” “Schakowsky is pro gay-rights and abortion and that breeds HIV and AIDS,” said Atanus.
Atanus has repeatedly gone on record saying God controls the weather and has put tornadoes and diseases such as autism and dementia on earth in response to gay rights and legalized abortions.
Oh, well, people of Chicago, if you voted for this lunatic, you are going to get what you asked for!!!
~~Susanne Atanus: God is punishing us with Autism and Tornados~~
~~Published on Jan 24, 2014~~
Susanne Atanus has expressed her view on homosexual marriage and abortion, which apparently he is punishing us for with autism and bad weather.
GOP has asked her to step down from her political position.
We ALL are ONE!!