'Squad' member Rashida Tlaib wins reelection in Michigan

'Squad' member Rashida Tlaib wins reelection in Michigan
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Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibProgressives rally behind Omar while accusing her critics of bias Omar: I wasn't equating terrorist organizations with democratic countries Omar feuds with Jewish Democrats MORE (D-Mich.) was projected to win reelection in Michigan's 13th Congressional District early Wednesday morning.

The Associated Press called the race for the Michigan lawmaker at 4:12 a.m. EST with over 66 percent of precincts reporting. 

One of the original members of "the Squad," a group of progressive lawmakers who have earned the frequent ire of President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump DOJ demanded metadata on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses, Apple says Putin says he's optimistic about working with Biden ahead of planned meeting Biden meets Queen Elizabeth for first time as president MORE for their left-leaning views, Tlaib coasted to reelection in her district that was rated "solid Democratic" by the Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan elections analyst.

The race was Tlaib's first against a Republican opponent, David Dudenhoefer; she did not face a Republican candidate in the 2018 general election, when she first won office. The first-term congresswoman also beat back a well-funded primary challenge from Detroit city councilwoman Brenda Jones (D) earlier this year.

Tlaib was the first Muslim woman to serve in Michigan's House of Representatives before leaving that office in 2015, while she and fellow "Squad" member Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarSimmering Democratic tensions show signs of boiling over Pelosi signals no further action against Omar The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Bipartisan group reaches infrastructure deal; many questions remain MORE (D-Minn.) are the first two Muslim women to serve in Congress.