Nov 4, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Anti-Muslim candidate Laura Loomer loses U.S. House race

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Far-right conspiracy theorist and self-described "proud Islamophobe" Laura Loomer has lost her House race to Democratic incumbent Rep. Lois Frankel, AP reports.

Why it matters: Loomer has been banned from Facebook and Twitter over controversial statements, including anti-Muslim remarks about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). While her candidacy gained national attention, Florida's 21st Congressional District, where she ran, is heavily Democratic.

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