'Squad' member Ilhan Omar survives tough Democratic primary in Minnesota

Omar is the third "Squad" member to win her primary bid during this cycle so far.

Updated: August 12, 2020 - 8:56am

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Freshman Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar on Tuesday clinched victory in her Democratic primary contest, defeating Antone Melton-Meaux who spent significantly more on TV advertising than the current congresswoman, according to Politico.

Omar is one of the four progressive female House members who comprise the so-called "The Squad," which also includes Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.