Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar., is projected to win reelection to her second term representing Minnesota in the House Tuesday.
Omar defeated Republican challenger Lacy Johnson, according to a projection by the Associated Press.
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Omar was up more than 148,000 votes over Johnson as of 10:30 p.m. ET with 98% of the vote in the deeply blue 5th district.
U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., addresses students at the University of Minnesota on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Minneapolis. Omar faces Republican challenger Lacy Johnson in Minnesota’s Fifth District congressional race. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Omar, one of the 4 so-called “Squad” members, has been a frequent target of President Trump.
Omar was first elected during a blue wave in the 2018 midterms.
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Omar came to the U.S. as a Somali immigrant when she was a child as was one of the first two Muslim women elected to congress.
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Omar has also stirred controversy with remarks she has made in the past that were widely seen as anti-Semitic.
Last year, she said “It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” regarding fundraising for Israel. She later apologized.