Antone Melton-Meaux is challenging incumbent Ilhan Omar in the 5th District Democratic primaries on August 11. (Photo of Antone Melton-Meaux: AP/ Jim Mone; Photo of Ilhan Omar: (AP/ Marcio Jose Sanchez) TC Jewfolk — There has been a consistent theme through Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) primary for the last several months: The well-known incumbent and well-funded challenger trading barbs.
As the race comes down the home stretch to the August 11 primary election, Rep. Ilhan Omar is trying to fend off her main challenger, Antone Melton-Meaux.
Melton-Meaux, a lawyer and mediator, is a first-time candidate. He’s taking on the first-term Congresswoman for the seat that the non-partisan newsletter Cook Political Report, which analyzes political trends in the US, rates as one of the most Democratic-leaning districts in the country.
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This means that the primary winner will likely go on to represent the district in Congress beginning January 3, 2021.
Melton-Meaux has called the congresswoman divisive, and has attacked her for missing votes in Congress, while Omar’s campaign has taken aim at her challenger’s positions and the amount of money coming from special interest groups — specifically pro-Israel groups. Donations and support The money became big […]
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