MINNEAPOLIS | Somali-American candidate: Wants to ‘instill hope in people’

18Aug - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



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.

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