Sunday, August 3, 2014

Somali-American Candidate for Minnesota House of Representatives

The Associated Press ran on 3 August 2014 a story titled "Somali Candidate Eyes Milestone in US Race" by Kyle Potter.  It concerns the candidacy of Mohamud Noor, a Somali-American, who is running in the Democratic primary race in Minneapolis for a seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives.  He is running against the incumbent.  This district is heavily Democratic; the winner of the primary will likely win the seat in the House of Representatives.  Should Noor win, he would be the first Somali-American to hold a seat in a state legislature in the United States.  Minneapolis is home to the largest Somali community in the United States.

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