Rashida Tlaib Wins Democratic Nomination For Michigan Seat.
Rashida Tlaib is set to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress after comfortably winning her Democratic primary election in the US state of Michigan. The 42-year-old, who is the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, won primary in the state’s 13th congressional district, securing 33.6 percent of the vote, compared with the 28.5 percent her nearest rival Brenda Jones received. Bill Wild received 14.5 percent. No Republicans or third-party candidates entered the primary, meaning Tlaib is set to win the seat in November’s election for a two-year term that will begin in January.
“Thank you so much for making this unbelievable moment possible. I am at a loss for words. I cannot wait to serve you in Congress,” she wrote on Twitter.