Minneapolis Star Tribune Endorses Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Primary Challenger

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The Minneapolis Star Tribune has endorsed Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) opponent in the Democratic primary race for her seat, calling him “the kind of leader who could unite a fractured district.”

The paper’s editorial board said Omar’s challenger, Antone Melton-Meaux, “brings a different sensibility to his race, one grounded in helping resolve disputes to move forward — a skill this country is much in need of… While Omar wants to lead a movement, Melton-Meaux seeks to serve the Fifth District.”

Melton-Meaux, the descendant of emancipated slaves and a graduate of the University of Virginia Law School, is challenging Omar to become the Democratic Party’s candidate in the U.S. House district representing Minneapolis.
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