Rashida Tlaib is projected to be the first Muslim American woman in Congress after winning Tuesday’s primary race in Michigan, reports The New York Times.
Tlaib, daughter to Palestinian immigrants, beat out Brenda Jones for the Democratic spot on the November election ballot. If she wins this fall, she’ll succeed Representative John Conyers Jr. in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District.
“I want people across the country to know that you don’t need to sell out,” Tlaib said Wednesday. “You don’t have to change who you are to run for office — and that is what this country is about.”