Podcast Ep. 89: Cristin Padgett, Openly Atheist Texas House Candidate January 10, 2016

Podcast Ep. 89: Cristin Padgett, Openly Atheist Texas House Candidate

Our latest podcast guest is Cristin Padgett, a Democrat hoping to win a seat in the Texas State House.

She’s doing that in a heavily gerrymandered district in a very red part of the state. What makes her candidacy so unique, though, is that she has made public the fact that she’s an atheist, making her one of the only openly non-theistic candidates this election cycle in any part of the country. Not exactly part of anyone’s playbook in Texas politics.


We spoke with Padgett about how she can convince Texans in her district to support her, what she could accomplish with a Republican majority in the House, and what she learned from the failed gubernatorial campaign of Wendy Davis.

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