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.