In a closely-watched race, Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) won her 5th District primary. The incumbent beat Democratic challenger Antone Melton-Meaux and will face the Republican candidate in the upcoming election.
In announcing her win, Congressmember Omar took several jabs at President Donald Trump and other detractors:
In Minnesota, we know that organized people will always beat organized money. Our movement didn’t just win. We earned a mandate for change. Despite outside efforts to defeat us, we once again broke turnout records. Despite the attacks, our support has only grown.
This election isn’t about me. It’s about an agenda rooted in people’s everyday struggles — and the corporations and rightwing donors who are threatened by it. It’s about standing up to a president who promised to ban an entire group of people from this country based solely on their Muslim identity, calls our countries of origin ‘shithole countries,’ and threatened to send us back to where we came from. It’s about standing up for the basic human rights around the world — and fighting a military-industrial complex that opposes the recognition of people’s humanity and dignity.
It has been the honor of my life to represent you in Congress, and I look forward to continuing to serve the people of the 5th District in the years to come.
Condratulations, Representative Omar! On to November!
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