Rep. Ilhan Omar

Ilhan Omar

Updates on Ilhan Omar, the U.S. representative from Minnesota's 5th congressional district since 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, Omar broke a number of records when she was elected: she is the first Somali American and the first of two Muslim women (along with Rashida Tlaib) elected to Congress. She is also the first woman of color elected to Congress from Minnesota. She was a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2017 to 2019 before being elected to Congress.

Trump Campaign Chief Calls US Rep. Ilhan Omar 'Dangerous'

Donald Trump's top campaign aide lobbed an attack on U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar on Friday, as the president's reelection team makes a play for Minnesota, calling her "the most extreme, the most dangerous" member of the Democratic Party.

Ilhan Omar Becomes Latest Progressive to Embrace Kamala Harris

"This is someone who's been really strong on environmental issues, on climate, someone who's really strong in energizing a base that feels taken for granted by the Democratic Party," Omar said of Joe Biden's vice presidential pick.

Ilhan Omar's City Paper Endorses Her Challenger

"[Omar's] time has been marred by missteps, including remarks on Israel widely regarded as anti-Semitic, an outsized number of missed votes, and campaign-finance issues," the Star Tribune's editorial board wrote.

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