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Here are the candidates who made history in the 2018 midterms

Here are the candidates who made history in the 2018 midterms

For Tlaib, Tuesday's election marks the second time she will have made history in recent years.

"I stand here before you tonight as your congresswoman-elect".

Ilhan Omar, newly elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on the Democratic ticket, celebrates with her supporters after her Congressional 5th District primary victory in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Tuesday.

As of 9:46 p.m. on November 6, media outlets have also declared Andy Levin, Debbie Dingell, and Brenda Lawrence winners in their respective U.S. House races.

Tlaib (D) is the daughter of Palestinian immigrants and ran a progressive campaign.

"I did not expect to come to the United States and go to school with kids who were anxious about food as much as I was anxious about it in a refugee camp", Omar said in an interview last month.

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Omar also had the backing of Ocasio-Cortez in her primary race, and she will come to Congress having been an open critic of the Israeli government's treatment of Palestinians.

Omar, the first Somali-American Muslim to be elected to the Minnesota legislature or any elected office in the United States, is also part of a historic wave of women looking to clinch higher.

Ilhan Omar in an October file photo. She spent four years of her childhood in a refugee camp in Kenya. A proud Palestinian, Tlaib has also been an advocate for Palestinian rights and is an outspoken critic of Trump.

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.

In February, Omar spoke openly about what she saw as the president's prejudice against Muslims, saying there is no debate about "whether Trump is a racist". This seat has been held by Democrats since 1963.


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