Daniel Moran, Atheist Running for a Seat in the Texas House, Has Lost His Race

Daniel Moran, the openly atheist Democratic candidate for Texas’ House District 63, has lost his race.

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Peter Palumbo, Who Called Jessica Ahlquist an “Evil Little Thing,” Loses Re-Election Bid

In January of 2012, just days after Jessica Ahlquist won her lawsuit to take down a religious mural from Cranston High School West, Rhode Island State Rep. Peter Palumbo went on the John DePetro radio show and famously called her an “evil little thing,” quickly adding that even if she wasn’t evil, she was being “coerced” into fighting her lawsuit by evil people.

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Juan Mendez, Atheist State Representative from Arizona, Has Won Re-Election

Arizona State Representative Juan Mendez (below) has won his re-election battle, giving him a second term in office.

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Republican Allan Fung Loses Race for Rhode Island Governor

In The Young Atheist’s Survival Guide, in a chapter about Jessica Ahlquist, I wrote about an incident where Cranston (Rhode Island) Mayor Allan Fung (below) visited Jessica’s high school a month after the ACLU filed a federal lawsuit on her behalf (over a religious mural in the school auditorium):

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James Woods, Atheist Congressional Candidate, Has Conceded His Race

James Woods, the progressive, legally blind, condom-sending, proud atheist running for U.S. House from the 5th Congressional District of Arizona, has conceded the race.

Republican Matt Salmon will retain his seat. Salmon opposes federal funding of abortions, gay marriage, and gay adoption (despite his own son being gay). He also voted against reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act.

Woods was the only openly atheist candidate in this year’s Congressional elections.

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