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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 TlaibSix ways to visualize a divided America Jamaal Bowman's mother dies of COVID-19: 'I share her legacy with all of you' Democrats urge Biden FDA to drop in-person rule for abortion pill 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 TrumpNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 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 OmarMehdi Hasan gets MSNBC Sunday prime-time show Six ways to visualize a divided America Jamaal Bowman's mother dies of COVID-19: 'I share her legacy with all of you' MORE (D-Minn.) are the first two Muslim women to serve in Congress.