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Omar running for Ellison’s seat in Congress

State Rep. Ilhan Omar, already the first Somali-American to be elected to a state legislature, is jumping into a crowded race for a Minnesota congressional seat.

Omar filed Tuesday for the Minneapolis-area seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison.

Ellison is running for Minnesota attorney general. His decision set off a scramble by Democrats to run in a solidly liberal district.

Omar joins state Sen. Patricia Torres Ray and former Minnesota House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher for an August primary.

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