Given her track record, Melton-Meaux’s once-longshot bid to upset Ilhan Omar in Aug 11 primary is becoming more realistic

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Omar’s challenger Antone Melton-Meaux: Progressive and pro-Israel not mutually exclusive
by Jackson Richman
July 23, 2020

Since taking office in 2019, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) has become one of the most outspoken critics of Israel in the U.S. Congress. She has become part of a growing cadre of young progressives within the Democratic Party whom critics fear will erode the long-heralded bipartisan support for Israel. Last month, this concern further grew when pro-Israel Democratic stalwart Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), who headed the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee, lost in a primary to Jamaal Bowman, another up-and-coming progressive. Yet for Antone Melton-Meaux, who is one of four candidates challenging Omar in an Aug. 11 primary for Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District, it seems possible to be progressive, pro-Israel, and most importantly, reject anti-Semitism. READ MORE

FORWARD Ilhan Omar attacks challenger by referencing Jewish donors in mailer Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar’s campaign sent out a mailer last week criticizing her primary opponent Antone Melton-Meaux for being “in the pocket of Wall Street” due to his wealthy donors. The only donor names identified in the mailer were Jewish.

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