On Tuesday night, Rashida Tlaib won the Democratic primary in Michigan鈥檚 13th District and is set to run unopposed in November to replace former US Rep. John Conyers, likely on her way to becoming the first Muslim-American woman elected to Congress. The win is especially meaningful given the circumstances; Conyers, 89, served for 52 years before resigning in November amid sexual harassment allegations that surfaced in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

Tlaib, a 42-year-old mother of two sons, is the eldest daughter of Palestinian immigrants.

鈥淭hank you so much for making this unbelievable moment possible,鈥 Tlaib聽tweeted on Tuesday. 鈥淚 am at a loss for words. I cannot wait to serve you in Congress.鈥

Running on a platform that touted the establishment of a $15 minimum wage; supporting unions; preventing cuts to social security, Medicare, and Medicaid; debt-free college and vocational training; and gender equality pay, Tlaib鈥檚 grassroots campaign raised more than $1 million dollars, according to The Detroit News. She was also highly endorsed by documentarian Michael Moore and newly-elected Democratic primary winner Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Last month, Tlaib spoke about being Muslim and how she鈥檇 incorporate that identity into her campaign.

鈥淚t鈥檚 not about just being out there and flaunting your faith,鈥 Tlaib told CNN. 鈥淚 always tell people that I鈥檓 exposing Islam in such a pivotal way, an impactful way, through public service.鈥

Tlaib is not the only Muslim-American candidate set to grace ballots in November. Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee, is running for Congress in Minnesota鈥檚 District 5 and Deedra Abboud, who converted to Islam in her 20s, is running for a Senate seat in Arizona.

High-stakes primary elections were also held Tuesday in Kansas, Missouri, and Washington state in addition to a special election in Ohio鈥檚 12th Congressional District. With some states witnessing record-breaking voter turnout, the vote tallies were a nail-biter 鈥 in fact, the results of the Ohio race are still too close to call.

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