Maryland state senator Jamie Raskin (D) won his state’s primary on Tuesday. His opponent put $12.7 million of his own money to his own campaign and lost, the amount is record-setting for a self-funded U.S. House campaign.
If he wins again in November, he can become the first openly atheist member of Congress.
He is a member of nonprofit group called American Humanist Association which lobbyists to separate church and state.
Pete Stark (Calif-D) first acknowledged he was an atheist but was already been serving in Congress and has been for 30 years.