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Ilhan Omar speaks out on security need after latest death threat

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) participates in a panel discussion during the Muslim Collective For Equitable Democracy Conference and Presidential Forum
Rep. Ilhan Omar. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) tweeted on Wednesday that she needs security protection as she shared a death threat she received hours after Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore tweeted she should "go back to Somalia."

Why it matters: The Somalia-born U.S. citizen has said she experiences spikes in death threats when conservatives, including President Trump, target her in attacks. The writer of the latest death threat speaks of getting the "Somali stink" out of Minnesota as they threatened to shoot her at the state fair.

Roy Moore announces he's running for Alabama Senate seat

Roy Moore looking to the side.
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Former Alabama Judge Roy Moore announced Thursday that he will make another bid for the Alabama Senate seat he lost to Democrat Doug Jones in 2017 in the face of sexual misconduct allegations.

Why it matters: Moore was almost guaranteed a win as the Republican nominee in Alabama’s 2017 special election, but a wave of sexual misconduct allegations, largely involving teenage girls, derailed his candidacy. The resulting chaos handed Jones a narrow 49.9%-48.4% victory — making him the first Democrat to hold statewide office in Alabama since 2008.