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From Refugee Camp to Minnesota State Capital

A Minnesota woman is positioned to become the first Somali-American state legislator after winning a key primary Tuesday in Minneapolis. Ilhan Omar won the primary for the Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) party, defeating Phyllis Kahn, who has served as state legislator for 40 years. Omar is likely to win the November election in the largely liberal district. "The fact that we made relentless campaigns and for Allah's sake, we finally made it," Omar told VOA's Somali...

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