Rep. Ilhan Omar underperformed President-elect Joe Biden by 16 percentage points in her own congressional district, the largest underperformance found so far by Cook Political Report.
“The biggest top-of-ticket underperformance by any House incumbent in the country? Rep. Ilhan Omar (D),” Cook Political Report editor Dave Wasserman wrote on Twitter. “Results in #MN05: Biden 328,764 (80%) Trump 72,323 (18%). Omar (D) 255,920 (64%) Johnson (R) 102,878 (26%).”
“In fact, I’m not aware of anywhere near this severe an underperformance for any other House *candidate* in the county [sic], let alone an incumbent,” he said.