Rashida Tlaib Wins Democratic Primary For Congress In Michigan

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from The Washington Post,

She’s all but guaranteed to win in November, and could become one of America’s first Muslim congresswomen.

Former Michigan state legislator Rashida Tlaib won the Democratic primary on Tuesday for a U.S. House seat in the state’s 13th Congressional District.

She beat out five other Democratic candidates seeking to fill the seat of Rep. John Conyers, who resigned in December amid allegations of sexual harassment. As the Democratic nominee in a district that has historically voted Democratic ― and with no Republican challengers ― Tlaib is all but guaranteed a seat in Congress in November’s general election.

If she wins the seat, she could be one of the nation’s first Muslim women in Congress ― she may be joined in the historic feat by one or more other candidates also running in 2018. Tlaib will, however, be the only one to claim the status of the first Palestinian-American U.S. congresswoman.

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