Ilhan Omar

U.S. Representative from Minnesota

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Ilhan Omar: U.S. Representative from Minnesota
Ilhan Abdullahi Omar is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Minnesota's 5th congressional district since 2019. She is the first Somali American, the first naturalized citizen of African birth, and the first woman of color to hold elective office from Minnesota. She is also one of the first two Muslim women to serve in Congress. She is a member of the Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party.


'Squad' sweep: Omar holds off primary challenger [Video]

'Squad' sweep: Omar holds off primary challenger

U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar held off a well-funded challenger Tuesday and won the Democratic primary in her congressional district, putting her on track for re-election in November along with other..

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Ilhan Omar Predicted To Lose Primary [Video]

Ilhan Omar Predicted To Lose Primary

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar represents Minneapolis, Minnesota in congress. She is facing a stiff primary challenge from lawyer Antone Melton-Meaux. Melton-Meaux raised an absurd $3.2 million in the..

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Ilhan Omar wins primary against well-funded challenger

Her challenger, Antone Melton-Meaux, used the cash to paper the district and flood airwaves with his "Focused on the Fifth" message that portrayed Omar as out of touch with the district.
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Rep. Ilhan Omar wins contentious Democratic primary election in Minnesota

Omar was challenged by Antone Melton-Meaux, who raised millions of dollars, nearly matching Omar overall and outraising her in the most recent cycle. - Published

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Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, is fighting to keep her seat in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District on Tuesday. She faces a challenge from Antone Melton-Meaux, a Black lawyer and mediator. (Aug. 11) - Published

Tuesday's primaries: Ilhan Omar fights for political survival and QAnon believer hopes to join the House

The two biggest races to watch: Rep. Ilhan Omar's battle for reelection and QAnon conspiracy believer Marjorie Taylor Greene's quest to join Congress. - Published

What to Watch in Tuesday’s Primaries: Ilhan Omar and Georgia's QAnon Candidate

Representative Omar faces a tough re-election fight in Minnesota, a Republican QAnon supporter is vying for the House in Georgia and several states face fresh tests of their elections systems. - Published

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Ilhan Omar, Joaquin Castro demand removal of USAID religious freedom adviser for social media posts

"Mark Kevin Lloyd, who has a long history of promoting hateful, Islamophobic rhetoric has no business promoting religious freedom abroad," said Omar. - Published

Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Father Dies From Complications of Covid-19

Ms. Omar, Democrat of Minnesota and one of the first two Muslim women in Congress, sought asylum in the United States with her father in the 1990s. - Published Also reported by •

Rep. Ilhan Omar's father dies due to coronavirus

Father of Somalia-born U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar died on Monday night of complications from the novel coronavirus, local media reported.
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GOP groups cut ties with congressional candidate who called for Ilhan Omar, Democrats to be hanged

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Twitter Permanently Suspends Accounts of Ilhan Omar’s Potential Challenger

Danielle Stella, a Republican, suggested on Twitter that Ms. Omar be tried for treason and hanged. - Published

Ilhan Omar GOP challenger banned from Twitter after saying she should be "tried for treason and hanged"

Danielle Stella campaign account also tweeted a picture of a stick figure being hanged with a link to a blog post about her comments. - Published

Rep. Omar asks judge for 'compassion' when sentencing man who threatened to kill her

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Open: This is "Face the Nation," September 15

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Ahead of his visit Minneapolis, Donald Trump has amplified his attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar and local Mayor Jacob Frey, a vocal critic of the president. - Published

'Minnesota stands for peace': Ilhan Omar responds to Trump tweet bashing Dems over Minneapolis rally

Donald Trump has set his sights on Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar and the Democratic Minneapolis mayor for "hurting" Trump rally-goers. - Published

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"It shouldn’t be this difficult for Ilhan Omar to understand why her “some people did something” comment was so offensive," wrote Ronna McDaniel. - Published

Full transcript of "Face the Nation" on September 15, 2019

Rep. Ilhan Omar, Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, Acting Director of USCIS Ken Cuccinelli, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power..
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Transcript: Representative Ilhan Omar on "Face the Nation"

The following is a transcript of the interview with Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota that aired Sunday, September 15, 2019, on "Face the Nation"
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Sunday: Omar, Schiff, Cuccinelli, Rice, Power

Rep. Ilhan Omar, Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, Acting Director of U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former U.S...
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Echoing Trump, speaker at 9/11 ceremony questions Muslim congresswoman's patriotism

A speaker at New York City's Sept. 11 commemoration ceremony on Wednesday assailed U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar, a Muslim member of Congress who has often been the target of false slurs by President..
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Son of 9/11 victim addresses Rep. Omar during memorial

The son of a 9/11 victim addressed Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's controversial statement while wearing a shirt that said "Some people did something?" - Published

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