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

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 ele 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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