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First ever Muslim women elected to US House of Representatives

08 November 2018

Her win goes into records, making her the second Muslim woman ever elected to the US Congress. Multiple outlets have called the race.

Ilhan Omar won the U.S. House race in the 5th Congressional District.

"When I was coming to this country, I heard about it's promises", she said.

As of 9:46 p.m. on November 6, media outlets have also declared Andy Levin, Debbie Dingell, and Brenda Lawrence winners in their respective U.S. House races.

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She also recognized Michigan's Rashida Tlaib who is also Muslim for winning.

Fresh off of becoming the first Somali-American elected to Congress, Ilhan Omar said Wednesday that she's still enjoying being known for her firsts.

She was born on July 24, 1976, to working-class Palestinian immigrants in Detroit and is the eldest of 14 children.

Pressley stunned the political establishment in September, defeating a 10-term incumbent in the Democratic primary, and was unopposed on Tuesday. Along with being one of the first Muslim women in Congress, Omar is the first Somali-American elected to the post.

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She won the Democrat primary for the seat in August with around a third of the total vote share.

The 42-year-old Tlaib is a Palestinian-American.

MA and CT will also send black women to Congress as firsts for their states, while Arizona and Tennessee are getting their first female senators.

"I want them to know as I uplift the families of the 13th Congressional District, I'll uplift them every single day being who I am as a proud Palestinian-American woman", she added, noting that for "so many years" Palestinians have "felt dehumanized".

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First ever Muslim women elected to US House of Representatives