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Jewish Democratic Council says it won't back Ilhan Omar, mum on endorsing her primary opponent


Progressive Democratic congressional candidate Antone Melton-Meaux, who is challenging incumbent Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.).

(JNS) - The Jewish Democratic Council of America has affirmed that it will not support Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) in her upcoming primary, but did not provide a endorsement to her chief primary opponent, progressive Antone Melton-Meaux.

Omar is set to face Melton-Meaux, who has been critical of Omar's anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements, in an Aug. 11 primary for Minnesota's 5th Congressional District.

When asked by JNS about whether JDCA would be taking on Omar, executive director Halie Soifer instead chose to comment on the activities of the Republican Jewish Coalition, rather than to...

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