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Ilhan Omar Defends Seat in House, Wins Second Term

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) has defended her seat against Republican challenger Lacy Johnson to secure her Minnesota 5th Congressional District seat. The Associated Press called the race at 9:43 p.m. ET. She earned about 64.7 percent of the vote compared to Johnson who won only 25.8 percent. Omar, who is a member of the Democratic Party’s progressive wing, was first elected in 2018 and was one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress. She rose to prominence due to her aggressive advocacy on liberal issues and her eagerness to publicly take on President Donald Trump. She is known for being a member of the so-called “squad,” which is made up of four progressive women who were all elected in 2018. Trump has previously called out these lawmakers for pushing a progressive agenda on America. During her first two years in Congress, she was the subject of widespread scrutiny over …

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