US Representative for Minnesota’s fifth congressional district, Democrat Ilhan Omar, narrowly survived a primary challenge from Jamaican born, Councilman Don Samuels.
Omar, who is running for a third term, secured just over 50% of the vote to Samuels’ 48%.
A little over 1% of the votes were secured by the three remaining primary challengers.
A naturalised American Citizen Samuels migrated to the United States at the age of 21.
The third of ten children he was born to a Pentecostal minister and a seamstress.
Among his siblings are prominent attorneys, Jacqueline Samuels-Brown and Bert Samuels.
Speaking with Nationwide News Mr. Samuel’s says he’s proud of his brother’s accomplishments despite the narrow defeat.