The Curious Case of Ilhan Omar


Ilhan Omar and supporters celebrate her victory

Somaliland sun-In early August, 33-year-old Ilhan Omar became an overnight sensation in Minnesota politics. Her primary victory over 22-term incumbent Phyllis Kahn secured the Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) endorsement of Omar’s candidacy to represent House District 60B in the state legislature.
Although the former refugee became the first Somali-American elected to a national legislator in the USA What doesthe Ilhan Omar story says about the media and political reporting in 2016