Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib has secured a victory in the state’s congressional primaries after establishing herself as a prominent Washington newcomer and member of "the squad" - a group of progressive freshmen lawmakers elected during the 2018 midterms.
The first-term incumbent bested Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones in the 13th district Democratic primaries, receiving a reported 66 percent of the vote.
Celebrating her win on Wednesday, the congresswoman wrote in a statement posted to Twitter: “Headlines said I was the most vulnerable member of the Squad.”
“My community responded last night and said our Squad is big,” she added. “It includes all who believe we must show up for each other and [prioritise] people over profits. It’s here to stay, and it’s only getting bigger.
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