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Two Somali refugees fight for seat in Congress

Earlier this month, Keith Ellison announced he would not be seeking reelection to Congress in 2018, instead he will run for Minnesota Attorney General. 8 candidates have filed to run for Ellison’s seat, 2 of which are Somali refugees. Ilhan Omar and Jamal Abdulahi are both seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 5th Congressional District of Minnesota. Omar is currently a member of…

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Somali refugee seeks seat in Congress

Jamal Abdulahi is a Somali refugee seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 5th Congressional District of Minnesota. The seat is currently held by Keith Ellison, but earlier this month Keith announced he would not be seeking reelection, but instead he is running for Minnesota Attorney General. There are 8 candidates seeking the seat, 2 of which are Somali refugees. Jamal has…