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Ilhan Omar wins re-election to the US House of Representatives

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar wins re-election from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

A black and Muslim, Ilhan, 38, defeated her black Republican opponent, Lacy Johnson, by 64.6 percent of the vote, according to the Associated Press.

Ilhan Omar is a Somali national who became a member of the House of Representatives and one of the two Muslim women who were elected to the House in 2018.

She was one of a group of four women called the Squad who went to Congress for the first time from the Democrats.

The women are: Rashida Tlaib of Detroit, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York City, and Ayanna Pressley from Boston.

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