Rashida Tlibe “confident” in a close election race
“Team” member Rashida Tlaib In Michigan said she was confident she would turn down a challenge to local black leader Brenda Jones as votes were counted on Tuesday night.
“I’m confident. I’m confident in the movement we started. I’m confident that by the time we experience this tonight, we will see that our country is ready,” the progressive Democrat said in a video to supporters. “Others who say, ‘Enough.’ Enough with corporate greed. Enough with the attack on our families. ”
Ms. Tlaib, who became one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress in 201
There were early signs that Ms Tlaib was ahead while votes continued to be counted, with an official announcement expected on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Republican candidate Roger Marshall was elected to the Kansas Senate on Tuesday, defeating anti-immigration brand and former Trump adviser Chris Kobach.
Ms. Tlibe and Mr. Kobach’s chances are seen as a test of whether or not voters will support Democratic and Republican candidates before the November election.
Additional reporting from Reuters