Trump News Live: Latest 2020 Election Updates As President Likely To Accept GOP White House Nomination

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Rashida Tlaib “confident” in narrow electoral race“Squad” member Rashida Tlaib, Michigan, said she was convinced she would push back against local black leader Brenda Jones’ challenge, as the votes were counted on Tuesday night.

” I’m confident. I am confident in the movement we have launched. I am convinced that by experiencing this tonight we will see that our country is ready, ”the Progressive Democrat told supporters in a video. “Others who say,” Enough. Enough with corporate greed. Enough with the assault on our families ”.

Ms Tlaib, who became one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress in 2018, was seeking re-election in Detroit’s 13th District, where she faces a rematch with City Council President Brenda Jones, who has was narrowly defeated last time by less than 900. votes.

Early indications were Ms Tlaib was ahead as the votes continued to be counted, with an official announcement due on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Republican candidate Roger Marshall was elected to the Kansas Senate on Tuesday, defeating Kris Kobach, the anti-immigration hitman and former Trump adviser.

Ms Tlaib and Mr Kobach’s electoral chances had been seen as a test of whether or not voters would support candidates on the fringes of the Democratic and Republican parties, ahead of the November elections.

Additional reports by Reuters

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