INTERVIEW: Ilhan Omar Talks to 'The View' About Historic Win

November 07, 2018 11:13 AM

Ilhan Omar talked to "The View" Wednesday after winning Minnesota's 5th District race.

Omar is the first Somali-American and one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress.

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Omar will succeed U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, who gave up the safe seat in a heavily Democratic Minneapolis-area district to run for state attorney general. Ellison himself was the first Muslim elected to Congress more than a decade ago.

Omar defeated Republican activist Jennifer Zielinski.

Election Results: Ilhan Omar Elected in 5th District

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