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'Squad' member Rashida Tlaib wins reelection in Michigan

'Squad' member Rashida Tlaib wins reelection in Michigan
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Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibBiden Cabinet picks largely unify Democrats — so far Democrats brush off calls for Biden to play hardball on Cabinet picks GOP congresswoman-elect wants to form Republican 'Squad' called 'The Force' 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 John TrumpBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden 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 OmarMeet the three Democrats who could lead foreign affairs in the House Biden Cabinet picks largely unify Democrats — so far GOP congresswoman-elect wants to form Republican 'Squad' called 'The Force' MORE (D-Minn.) are the first two Muslim women to serve in Congress.