MINNEAPOLIS | Somali-American candidate: Wants to ‘instill hope in people’
MINNEAPOLIS — The past 10 weeks have been a whirl for Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar. She went from being famous for being the country’s first Somali-American state legislator to being a virtual shoo-in to become the first Somali-American congresswoman.
Omar tells The Associated Press her success has been a matter of organizing.
Omar’s family fled Somalia’s civil war when she was 8, and she immigrated to the United States at age 12.