Omar seeks third term representing Minnesota’s 5th District

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar has announced her intention to seek a third term representing Minnesota’s Fifth District.

Omar was first elected to the House in 2019 and was the first Somali American in Congress. She said in a news release Monday that she chose to run to help build a better world by addressing a host of issues including economic and income inequality and climate change.

Her first term generated widespread attention when she launched her 2020 re-election campaign with the slogan “Send her back to Congress!” – a riff on comments made by then-president Donald Trump that Omar and three other congresswomen of color should “go back” to their countries.

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