In Minnesota, Ilhan Omar Is Poised to Be First Somali American Elected to Congress

HeadlineAug 15, 2018

In Minnesota, state Representative Ilhan Omar is now poised to become the first Somali-American woman elected to Congress and one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, after she won her Democratic primary Tuesday. Her victory comes a week after another female Muslim candidate, Rashida Tlaib, won her congressional primary in Michigan.

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