Minnesota Dems say Omar’s challenger is in the running and could potentially pull off a upset

According to a new report from the Hill, Minnesota Democrats who spoke to the publication said Ilhan Omar’s challenger “Melton-Meaux is in the running and could potentially pull off a primary day upset. He’ll just need everything to break his way.”

They also acknowledge it’s not easy to unseat an incumbent with high name recognition like Omar.

Per The Hill, the race has gotten nasty and personal in the final stretch. Omar ran an attack ad against Melton-Meaux, a lawyer and mediator, alleging the legal firm he once worked for was “one of the worst union-busting law firms in the country.” The ad accuses Melton-Meaux of defending corporations “accused of mistreating workers and firing pregnant employees.”

Melton-Meaux tweeted Monday “Just one more day. Let’s do this, #MN05!”

Omar wrote last week:

Proud to fight for our shared progressive values alongside @PramilaJayapal and @MarkPocan in the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Looking forward to returning to Congress with you both so we can keep putting our communities first!