First Muslim woman set to win to Congress

Former state Rep. Rashida Tlaib won the primary race in the 13th Congressional district in Michigan. She is expected to win in the November general election unopposed.
Tlaib, the first Muslim woman in the Michigan state legislature, would be the first Muslim woman elected to Congress.
The special election was held to fill the rest of the term vacated by former U.S. Rep. John Conyers in December 2017.
With 95 percent of precincts reporting, Tlaib earned 33.61 percent of the vote.
Close behind was Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones with 28.51 percent of the vote.
Conyers Jr. served the region in Congress for decades before stepping down in December 2017 after former staffers accused him of sexual harassment.
The eldest of 14 children, Tlaib served in the state legislature from 2009-2014 and worked as an attorney at the Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice after that, mlive said.

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