Ilhan Omar Issues Statement After Primary Victory, Claims “We earned a mandate for change”

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) issued a bold statement after her Democrat party primary victory.

Omar tweeted:

In Minnesota, we know that organized people will always beat organized money.

Tonight, our movement didn’t just win. We earned a mandate for change. Despite outside efforts to defeat us, we once again broke turnout records.

Despite the attacks, our support has only grown.

This election isn’t about me. It’s about an agenda rooted in people’s everyday struggles—and the corporations and rightwing donors who are threatened by it.

Ilhan Omar prevailed in a race many were watching in beliefs an upset was possible.

A the end, Omar fended off her challenger Antone Melton-Meaux by the margin of 57.4% to 39.2%.