“Squad” member Rashida Talib in Michigan said she was confident that she would take on the challenge from local black leader Brenda Jones, as votes were being counted overnight throughout Tuesday.
In a video for supporters, the progressive Democrat said, “I believe in the movement that we started. We believe that when we experience tonight, we will see that our country is ready.” “Others who are saying, ‘Enough. Enough with corporate greed. Enough with the attack on our families.”
Ms Talib, who becomes one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress in 2018, was seeking a reunion in Detroit’s 13th district, where she encountered City Council President Brenda Jones, the previous The bars were defeated around less than 900. Votes
There were early indications that Ms. Talib was ahead as the counting of votes continued, with an official announcement expected on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Republican candidate Roger Marshall was elected to the Senate in Kansas on Tuesday, defeating anti-immigration firebrand and Trump’s former adviser Krrish Kobach.
The election opportunities for Ms. Talib and Mr. Kobach were seen as a test of whether voters would back candidates on the edges of the Democratic and Republican parties before the November elections.
Additional reporting by Reuters