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Rashida Tlaib is photographed outside the Michigan Capitol in Lansing, Mich. AL GOLDIS/ASSOCIATED PRESS

State Rep. Rashida Tlaib will become the United State’s first-ever Muslim woman elected to Congress after she won a Democratic primary election to represent Michigan’s 13th district last night.

Democrats in Michigan’s 13th congressional district picked Tlaib, 42, in Tuesday’s Democratic primary and since there is no Republican running, Tlaib will enter Congress unopposed following a special election on November 6.

Running in a crowded field of candidates vying to replace John Conyers Jr, who served from 1965, the Associated Press called the race for Tlaib over Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones early Wednesday. Tlaib garnred 33.6 percent of the vote in a crowded field.

Written by Madison365 staff

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