(FixThisNation.com) – On Sunday, Don Samuels, former Minneapolis City Council member, announced that he would be launching a primary challenge against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). During the 2022 election cycle, Samuels had only narrowly lost the race.
During a recent interview on WCCO, a local radio station Samuels, who is a moderate Democrat announced his candidacy arguing that the 2022 election when he had lost to Omar by only two points showed that it was possible to beat the Democratic Representative. He added that Omar has made several “missteps” following the last election which would also likely work against her.
As he pointed out, some people would support him as a moderate Democrat because of his position, however, there were also some people who would back him up because of the things that Omar was doing.
Samuels also noted that the reason why he was joining the race so much earlier was so that he could have more time to build up his relationship with both donors and voters. He further criticized Omar for being a divisive figure which as he said was exhibited by her comments against former President Barack Obama’s remarks that defunding the police was a “snappy slogan.”
He added that his political opponent is known both across the United States and internationally for being a divisive figure.
During the interview, Samuel avoided a question regarding whether he supported calling for a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas War, which is something that Omar and other ‘Squad’ members have been pushing for since Oct, 7th.
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