No, not that Obama. The other one: half-brother Malik Obama.
It’s not clear if Malik Obama would meet the eligibility requirements to run in Omar’s Minnesota district. He’s a (naturalized) U.S. citizen, but he resides in Kenya. Apparently, the number of wives he has cannot be accurately determined, and may be as many as 12. (Some of those are likely no longer officially his wives.)
It’s also not clear that Malik Obama is actually proposing to run for Congress. He tweeted a question to that effect on Friday:
— Malik Obama (@ObamaMalik) September 6, 2019
The Twitter replies don’t seem to show any particular enthusiasm for the idea. However, Obama has run for office before. In 2013, he ran for governor of the Kenyan county of Siaya. Reportedly, his slogan for the campaign was “Obama here, Obama there.” The implied allusion to a special connection for Siaya County, if its governor were an Obama, doesn’t seem to have swayed many voters. Obama pulled fewer than 3,000 votes, some 140,000 behind the winner.
But Obama did
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