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General News    H4'ed 8/10/18

Democratic Socialist Rashida Tlaib Poised to Become First Palestinian-American Congresswoman

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With 96 percent of votes counted following Tuesday's primary in Michigan, Rashida Tlaib, 42, —'a dynamic, minority, young progressive' and part of 'the new breed of politician grabbing attention in the Democratic Party'—is slated to become the first Muslim and Palestinian-American Congresswoman. Tlaib, who has been endorsed by several progressive groups, is running in the reliably blue 13th District for the seat formerly held by longtime Dem Rep. John Conyers, who retired in Dec. following a series of sexual harassment allegations. She currently does not have a GOP opponent. Prior to her congressional run, the Detroit native served in the Michigan House of Representatives until she was termed out, then worked as an attorney at an employee rights group, the Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice.

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