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GOP candidate who blamed tornadoes on same-sex marriage stymies party leaders

The surprise congressional primary win by Susanne Atanus — who gained widespread attention for blaming autism and weather disasters on marriage equality — has Illinois Republican leaders at a loss, Journal & Topics Newspapers reported. Atanus, who narrowly defeated David Earl Williams III earlier this month, has been asked to…

Chicago Republican who blamed autism and tornadoes on LGBT rights wins her primary

Primary voters handed a narrow victory to an Illinois Republican candidate who blamed autism, dementia, and tornadoes on abortion and same-sex marriage. The state’s Republican Party severed ties with Susanne Atanus in January after she made the controversial remarks in a newspaper interview, but Atanus ignored party leaders’ call for…

Illinois Republican who blamed LGBTs for autism and tornadoes still wants their votes

The Illinois Republican candidate who blamed LGBT people for autism and extreme weather events is reaching out to the community and soliciting their votes. Susanne Atanus, congressional candidate for Illinois’ District 9 told LGBT newspaper the Windy City Times that the LGBT community needs her and that she needs them.…

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