Tlaib and Omar face the voters next week in a primary showdown


A sleeper story that looms like a beacon of hope that two of the Marxist congressional “squad” members could be dispensed with next week in a primary show down. Less likely would be a loss of Omar but Tlaib is another story. Here tis:

In seven days, Rep. Rashida Tlaib will defend the congressional seat she won in 2018. Her opponent is Brenda Jones, the Detroit City Council president whom Tlaib defeated by just 900 votes out of 90,000 cast in that year’s primary. One week later, Tlaib’s fellow “squad” member, Rep. Ilhan Omar, will try to stave off challenger Antone Melton-Meaux.

Tlaib faces a tough fight. As Dave Weigel of the Washington Post points out, Tlaib’s narrow 2018 victory came in a primary that featured a splintered field. Nearly two-thirds of voters supported one of Tlaib’s rivals. All of the candidates who ran behind Tlaib and Jones in 2018 have endorsed Jones this time around. One of them is Ian Conyers, a former state senator and grandnephew of former congressman John Conyers.

Is Tlaib more popular now than she was in 2016? Probably not.

Meanwhile, Ilhan Omar’s opponent faces no shortage of money. As Scott has noted, Antone Melton-Meaux, is flush. He has raised $3.7 million. This enabled him to run a steady stream of direct mail and TV ads against Omar. According to Weigel, these ads portray Omar as “aggressive” and corrupt, emphasizing some of her fundraising scandals. One such scandal involves a misuse of funds for travel, which Omar paid a 2019 fine to settle. The other focuses on her funneling campaign money to her (latest) husband’s political consulting firm. More at Power Line

Omar’s voters will get exactly what they deserve if they put this crook back in congress. On second thought why has she not been held accountable for her illegal acts? If this had been a GOPer the Dems would have had their teeth set in like a good pit bull and not let up until she paid the price.

Other than this, all is well in the swamp.

21 Responses to “Tlaib and Omar face the voters next week in a primary showdown”

  1. Adrienne Says:

    Omar is a shoo-in. Even my disgusting ex-brother is a major fan which tells you how dumb Minnesota (Twin City) voters really are.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Baysider Says:

    Let us pray.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Terri D. Says:

    LIKE… I can’t use the LIKE button above so put it here instead! Thanks for keeping us informed!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Steve Dennis Says:

    I don’t want to get my hopes up but wouldn’t this be a great way to start the 2020 election?!

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      I have pretty good hopes that Tlaib will loose. I know I am alone but the dem machine is the machine and her opponent was top of the food chain and now Tlaib says she won’t support Biden.


  5. Bill Heffner Says:

    Remember that congressional districts are very small political entities. The voters in Omar’s district may all be relatives. They are almost certainly, in the vast majority, Somali. For the most part the only thing that they know about her, or care about, is that she is Somali. Nothing else is at issue.

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Linda Says:

    Nah, they both will be reelected, the voters are dumb and stupid. More like afraid.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. peter3nj Says:

    I for one have zero confidence in american voters, especially democrat voters, doing the right thing. Hopefully I am a paranoid misguided fool.

    Liked by 3 people

  8. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    It’s unsettling to hear Tlaib advertise on a local conservative station (not the one I’m on), sounding all rational and stuff.
    Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones, her rival, isn’t much of an improvement, just not as outrageous.

    Liked by 3 people

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