VICTORY: DFA celebrates as Ilhan Omar (MN-05) joins Tlaib as first Muslim women elected to House

Ilhan Omar (MN-05) just won her race in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District to become, alongside Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), one of the first Muslim women in Congress. She'll also be the first Somali-American in the U.S. House.

Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Omar in mid-June 2018 just a few days after she entered the primary.

DFA's Jim Dean on Ilhan Omar's history-making victory in Minnesota's 5th congressional district:

"With her victory tonight, Ilhan Omar not only becomes the first Somali-American and one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, she's also set to become one of the House's strongest champions for the kind of bold, inclusive populist reforms that have brought millions of new voters to the polls all across the country.

"Democracy for America was honored endorse Ilhan earlier in her successful run for the state legislature, we are proud to be one of Ilhan Omar's earliest endorsers in her race for Congress and we look forward to fighting alongside her for years to come." -- Jim Dean, Chair, Democracy for America

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