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The significance of a Somali ex-refugee woman elected to US congress [The Morning Call]

The significance of a Somali ex-refugee woman elected to US congress [The Morning Call]

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She is only 36 years old, a Somali woman, a Muslim, and former refugee, but all of that would not deter Ilhan Omar as voters backed her bid to the US Congress in the just concluded midterm elections; helping her to make history.

The Democrat candidate was resoundingly elected with over 78% of the vote in Minnesota’s 5th congressional district, joining the surge of new candidates who helped the Democrats take back the House.

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