For Results, Stick With Ilhan

Ilhan For Congress
2 min readJun 28, 2024

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MINNEAPOLIS — Recently, the Star Tribune published a Letter to the Editor written by Ann Tobin, a supporter and volunteer for the Ilhan Omar Campaign. In it, Ann explains why she supports the Congresswoman for re-election. The full letter is quoted below, and you can find the original post in the Star Tribune here.

“Don Samuels claims to stand with U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar on the issues in his recent commentary (“An exhausted electorate deserves leaders who work to solve problems,” Opinion Exchange, June 3). But that’s not true. Samuels says he supports public education, but when he ran for school board, he was backed by a pro-charter school fund to the tune of nearly $300,000.

Samuels says he supports “bold climate action,” but in practice, he says we should start with personal responsibility as opposed to holding his corporate friends accountable. Meanwhile, Omar has introduced the Zero Waste Act and the End Polluter Welfare Act, and she worked closely with President Joe Biden to pass the most ambitious climate bill in the history of the United States — the Inflation Reduction Act.

Samuels calls Omar too divisive and extreme for the Fifth District. While Omar is one of the most successful legislators in our state’s congressional delegation, Samuels gives interviews where he says she’s “not cute enough.” He attacks her appearance and personal life. Is that who we want representing us in Congress?

Samuels says that a majority of people are exhausted, and he’s right. I am exhausted. I’m exhausted by him. I’m exhausted by the vitriol, the divisiveness, the cynicism that runs through his campaign. But I’m also hopeful. I’m hopeful because Omar fed nearly 30 million children with her MEALS Act. She’s brought back $54 million to the Fifth District in local projects. She makes us proud everywhere she goes.

Omar is our champion. Let’s keep it that way.”

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Ilhan For Congress

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar represents the Fifth Congressional District of Minnesota, bending the arc of what's possible as a champion for the good of the many.