(Hennepin County, MN) — NBC News is declaring incumbent Ilhan Omar as the winner in the Fifth Congressional District DFL primary race. The nationally-known congresswoman pulled off a narrow victory over challenger Don Samuels. The win gives her a chance at a third term representing the typically blue district that includes Minneapolis and parts of Hennepin County. Omar will take on Republican primary winner Cicely Davis.
Omar Defeats Samuels In Tight Fifth District Primary Race
By Ashley Hanley|2022-08-10T05:57:13-05:00August 10th, 2022|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!