Ilhan Omar has won the Democratic primary election in MN05 after a contentious campaign against a well financed opponent. This follows similar wins by Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13) and AOC (D-NY-14). Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-7) is running unopposed next month. Following the announcement of Kamala Harris as the VP pick, this is a great day for progressives.
Statement by Rep. Ilhan Omar —
- 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.
Some analysis of her win -
The Squad is strong and growing -
The Democratic party is strong and growing. Let’s keep the momentum going into November.