Aug 12, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Ilhan Omar wins Minnesota primary

Rep. Ilhan Omar wears a face masks as she speaks to journalists ahead of the Minnesota primaries
Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) won the Democratic primary against lawyer Antone Melton-Meaux on Tuesday evening, AP reports.

Why it matters: The race is one that's played out across the U.S. as progressives continue to sweep party nominations. Omar's win officially means all four progressive members of "The Squad" have won their primary elections.

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