Solomon Rajput, a 27-year-old muslims man, was defeated in Michigan’s 12th Congressional District election.
Rajput is a self-described progressive and the son of Pakistani immigrants. Rajput supports The Green New Deal, Tuition-Free College & Canceling Student Debt and Medicare for All. Rajput supported Bernie Sanders in the 2016, but after Sanders lost the primary election, Rajput became a field organizer for Hillary Clinton. After Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the general election, Rajput founded an activist organization called Michigan Resistance. Rajput recently released a campaign video on Facebook saying, “We’re done waiting, it’s our turn now.”