Upset at her public anti-Semitic statements, there are Minnesota Democratic Party leaders are already working to recruit candidates to run against Rep. Ilhan Omar in next year’s primary election.
The Hill is reporting that several party leaders “have had discussions about finding a candidate to take on Omar, just two months into her first term in Congress.” It is extremely rare for party leaders to try and primary an incumbent.
“There’s definitely some buzz going around about it, but it’s more a buzz of is anyone talking about finding someone to run against her than it is anyone saying they’re going to run against her or contemplate it. There’s definitely talk about people wanting someone to run against her,” said state Sen. Ron Latz (D), who represents a portion of Omar’s district.
Before she ran for Congress, Latz hosted a meeting in his home between Omar and community Jewish leaders. They weren’t trying to change her anti-Israel positions but to teach her not to use hurtful language when expressing those positions. Latz reported that they “shared with her our concerns for things, including language that has references and meanings beyond just the meanings of words. Tropes, dog whistles — call them what
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