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Ilhan Omar Gets DEVASTATING Re-Election News

Ilhan Omar, the controversial Democratic incumbent representing Minnesota’s 5th congressional district, is facing a challenging re-election this year as she competes against three formidable opponents in the primary. Presenting herself as a progressive who can effectively work alongside President Joe Biden, Omar’s Democratic primary rival is currently tied with her in a closely contested rematch race, as indicated by a recent poll.

Don Samuels, a former member of the Minneapolis City Council, trailed Omar by a mere 2.1 percent in the 2022 primary and is now challenging her once again in the upcoming August 13 primary. The competition between them is expected to be intense.

Interestingly, this race unfolds amidst criticism directed at Omar and other alleged members of the “squad” for urging voters to boycott Biden in the Democratic primary due to his support for Israel in its conflict with Hamas terrorists in Gaza. The campaign for Samuels released a Victoria Research poll, which surveyed 519 Democratic voters in Minnesota’s 5th congressional district. The poll revealed that 41 percent of the respondents favored Omar, while an additional 18 percent remained undecided or intended to vote for a candidate other than Omar or Samuels in the primary over the summer.

On Monday, the Samuels campaign made the polling results public, emphasizing their claim to be a progressive alternative capable of genuine collaboration with President Biden. The data was collected between February 20 and 27.

“This poll supports what we already know: We can beat Rep. Ilhan Omar. We talk to exhausted voters around the district every day on the campaign trail, and we hear over and over again how sick and tired they are of the division and dysfunction that define Washington today,” Samuels said. “Sadly, many feel that the congresswoman is contributing to this dysfunction and are ready for new leadership focused on building common ground to deliver results for families and working people in the Fifth Congressional District and around the country.”

Omar was reported to have encouraged voters in Minnesota’s presidential primary to cast uncommitted votes on Super Tuesday last month, failing to vote herself, as per Samuels’ campaign. Samuels was defeated by Omar with a narrow margin of 2,466 votes, slightly over 2 percent, in the 2022 Democratic House primary.

Omar made history as the first woman to wear a headscarf on the House floor and the first Somali-American elected to Congress. She is part of the group of progressive lawmakers, which includes Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley, all elected in the 2018 midterm elections.

In their respective Democratic presidential primaries last month, both Omar and Tlaib, a Palestinian-American, encouraged progressive voters in their states to vote “uncommitted.” This action was a way to protest President Biden’s support for Israel in its conflict with Hamas terrorists in Gaza, a Palestinian territory.

Omar has faced criticism for her strong support of Palestine and her call for voters to cast “uncommitted” ballots in the 2024 presidential primary in opposition to Joe Biden’s pro-Israel stance. In the image, Omar is seen speaking with Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian member of the progressive squad.

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