VICTORY: DFA excited by Rep. Ilhan Omar resounding victory in MN-05

Rep. Ilhan Omar has won her reelection campaign for MN-05, one of Minnesota’s most reliably blue districts

Omar was one of DFA’s very first endorsements of the 2020 cycle and received DFA’s support in her first race for Congress in 2018.

DFA CEO Yvette Simpson on Ilhan Omar’s 2020 victory in Minnesota:

“Rep. Ilhan Omar’s resounding victory tonight is a major victory for the progressives in her district and across the country. Despite xenophobic and islamophobic attacks from both political parties, Rep. Omar has been an unreleneting voice for justice and is now set to continue fighting fighting for American families in Washington.

“Two years ago, Ilhan made history as the first ever Somali-American and one of the first two Muslim women to ever be elected to Congress. Since then, she has led the Minnesota delegation in the number of amendments passed in the U.S. House and the total number of bills and amendments introduced. She has blazed trails on criminal justice reform, environmental protections, and defending a woman’s right to choose.

"Whether she was running for State House or Congress, Democracy for America has always been honored to stand with Rep. Ilhan Omar, and we look forward to fighting alongside her for years to come." -- Yvette Simpson, CEO, Democracy for America

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