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Jan Schakowsky Defeats Susanne Atanus In Illinois House Race

Rep. Jan Schakowsky was re-elected to Congress in Illinois' 9th congressional district on Tuesday.

Schakowsky , who was first elected to Congress in 1998, defeated Republican challenger Susanne Atanus in the election. Earlier this year, Atanus told a local paper that she believes God controls the weather and blamed natural disasters on advances in LGBT rights and legal abortions.

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