- Rashida Tlaib/Courtesy photo
She ran unopposed in Michigan's 13th Congressional District, easily surviving a write-in campaign from primary opponent Brenda Jones.
“The first thing I think about when somebody says you’re going to be the first Muslim is celebrate this moment,” Tlaib told CBS News several days ago. “We changed the course of history at a time we thought it was impossible. And that if you just believe, believe in the possibility of someone like me.”
She'll be joined by Ilhan Omar, a Muslim woman elected who won her race in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District.
As of 9:46 p.m. on Nov. 6, media outlets have also declared Andy Levin, Debbie Dingell, and Brenda Lawrence winners in their respective U.S. House races.
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