Dalia al-Aqidi again seeks to unseat Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar


October 6, 2023

(JNS) — Dalia al-Aqidi secured 4.7 percent of the vote in the 2020 Minnesota Republican primary in an unsuccessful bid to unseat Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). The Iraqi-born media adviser announced on Monday that she is again running for the Republican nomination in the state’s 5th Congressional District.

“Many people assume that because Ilhan and I are both female, Muslim refugees, we must think alike,” al-Aqidi, who immigrated to the United States in 1993, told JNS. “We couldn’t be further apart.”

Al-Aqidi is a senior fellow at the Center for Security Policy and a columnis...

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