First Muslim woman elected to House of Representatives

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are set to become the first Muslim women elected to the US Congress

Congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar, the first Somali-American elected to the U.S. Congress, says she wants to make the United States more welcoming to immigrants and refugees.

In 2016 the one-time refugee became the first Somali-American elected to a state legislature in the USA when she won a seat in the Minnesota House from Minneapolis, which has a large Somali community. Omar, a refugee from Somalia, is the first Somali-American Muslim woman to hold public office.

"Regardless of whether we win or lose, this gets to shift the narrative of what is possible", she said.

Jones lost the Democratic primary for the full term to Tlaib.

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Omar will succeed Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, who was elected as Minnesota's next attorney general on Tuesday.

Her real victory came when she won the Democratic primary.

She made history in 2008 by winning a seat on the Michigan Legislature, becoming the first Muslim woman to do so.

Omar, whose platform included support for Medicare for All, criminal justice reform and the increase of minimum wage, won the seat over Republican Jennifer Zielinski.

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Tlaib is the daughter of Palestinian immigrants and became the first Muslim female member of Michigan's state legislature a decade ago.

Georgia governor's race candidate Stacey Abrams, a Democrat, was in a fierce battle to become America's first black woman governor, and Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum was bidding to become the first black governor of Florida. Born in Mogadishu and came to the United States in 1995 at 14-years-old.

MA will also be getting its first black congresswoman while Arizona and Tennessee stand to elect their first woman senators.

The high-profile midterm cycle that produced a record number of women contenders and candidates of color saw Democrats take control of the House in a rebuke to US President Donald Trump.

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