You have to watch her Daily Herald interview. No, really, you have to
Remember this Illinois Republican?
"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 punishment for 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."
That's Illinois congressional candidate Susanne Atanus, and she just won her primary
. Back when she was saying those things even other Republicans were calling on her to withdraw from the race. Now that she's actually won the primary, though, she's in. Meet the new official, not-kidding Republican challenger to Rep. Jan Schakowsky.
You can practically feel the rebranding.