Kelliher News


08/16/2018 11:08 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Omar to oppose Trump 

Just two years ago, the Minnesota Democrat became the first Somali-American elected to a state legislature. Now she's likely to become one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress.


08/14/2018 03:33 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Minnesota retirements open battles for 3 open US House seats 

Decisions by three Minnesota Democrats to leave Congress sparked rowdy primary fights Tuesday for their open seats, with two districts shaping up as high-intensity November battlegrounds and a Somali-American legislator hoping to make history in the third. State Rep. Ilhan Omar was among a handful of Democrats vying in the primary for a Minneapolis-area seat, a district so reliably liberal that a win Tuesday was likely to be a ticket to Congress.


08/13/2018 10:58 PM  ~~~Source~~~
5th District Candidates Make Final Push Before Tuesday Primaries 

Because the district is so overwhelmingly Democratic, the person who wins Tuesday is the strong favorite to succeed Congressman Keith Ellison in the United States Congress Former Minnesota House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, State Representative Ilhan Omar, who is the DFL-endorsed candidate and veteran State Senator Patricia Torres Ray are all progressive DFL candidates with similar views on major issues. All were asked about the allegations against Congressman Keith Ellison.


06/18/2018 06:30 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Minnesota Democrats Endorse Ilhan Omar For Ellison's Congressional Seat 

It's for candidates running for Representative Keith Ellison's seat in Congress. Ellison decided to run for Minnesota Attorney General instead.


06/03/2018 03:06 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Symbolism over substance 

In 2010, the last time there was an open race for Minnesota governor, the DFL endorsed then House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher to be their candidate. However, she was defeated in that year's primary by elitist and career politician Little Lord Fauntleroy Mark Dayton.