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BREAKING NEWS: Ilhan Omar made HISTORY tonight defeating 42 years incumbent Phyllis Kahn

Minnesota —  HISTORY was made tonight. Ilhan Omar defeated 42-years term Representative Phyllis Kahn for Minnesota House District 60B. SHE DID IT!!!

A Somali activist has unseated one of the Minnesota Legislature’s longest-serving members in a Democratic primary.

Ilhan Omar defeated 22-term Rep. Phyllis Kahn in Tuesday’s DFL nominating contest. Omar’s victory in the heavily Democratic Minneapolis district makes it likely she’ll be the first Somali-American lawmaker in the nation after the November election.

State Rep. Phyllis Kahn has comfortably represented eastern Minneapolis for 42 years without much challenge. Kahn was one of the longest-serving lawmakers in Minnesota.

Ilhan Omar got 41%. Mohamed Noor got 30%, and Phyllis Kahn got 29%.

Come November, Somali candidate will be on the Minnesota legislature.

We congratulate Ilhan Omar. We wish Mohamed Noor all the best.

It is #Time4Ilhan, it is time for #SomaliMinnesotans

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