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Dan Halloran Running For Congress As A Heathen Republican? We Can Hardly Wait

Could Dan Halloran, our favorite member of the City Council, be running for congress?

Hunter Walker reports at Politicker that this is a possibility.

We've kept a close eye on Halloran since he ran as one of the first openly Heathens for public office in 2009, being swept onto the City Council as a Republican in the first Tea Party wave. In December of last year, we chronicled his tumultuous first couple of years as a city legislator, during which time he's demanded tolerance of his own minority religion while castigating Muslims, had multiple screaming matches with constituents and law enforcement officers alike, and been investigated for his unsubstantiated charges against the Department of Sanitation.

Walker reports that spokesman Steven Sites (who has been avoiding us over the past couple of years) says Halloran is considering possible runs for the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as the New York State Senate.

Either way, we look forward to covering this race and speaking further with Halloran's constituents, as well as the supportive and disaffected members of his Theodish kingdom, New Normandy.

@steven_thrasher | sthrasher@villagevoice.com


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