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With 85% of precincts counted in #MI13 race to replace John Conyers, Rashida Tlaib is leading with 37% of the vote, followed by Brenda Jones at 28.3% and Coleman Young at 12.6%.

If elected, Tlaib would be the first Muslim woman to serve in Congress.

#MiPrimary #MichiganPrimary
Profile I wrote 10 years ago of Rashida Tlaib after she was elected to State House, how she crossed ethnic boundaries to win.
Of Palestinian descent, Tlaib worked for previous State Rep., who was Jewish and strongly backed her candidacy:… #mi13 #miprimary
Rashida Tlaib would replace the Congressional seat held by John Conyers, who stepped down after sexual harassment allegations.
In 2013, Tlaib was the first to speak out against sexual harassment alleged to have been done by a noted Arab-American advocate:
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I’m at a polling site in Hamtramck, the city with the highest percentage of immigrants in Michigan. Campaign signs in Bengali, Arabic, and English.

Immigrants from Bangladeh and Yemen are running for a State House seat:
Long lines now at 2 precincts at Hamtramck High School.

“Vote Here,” signs in Bengali, Arabic, and Polish:
“Impeach Trump,” says t-shirt of a man in Hamtramck, Michigan:
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