When is the general election in November a non-event?

In Congressional districts like Minnesota’s Fifth, which is something like 90% Democratic and 10% Green (I’m exaggerating, but only a little).

Which is why today’s primary election — to replace exiting Congressman Keith Ellison — is so important.

The leading contenders to fill the seat:  former Minnesota House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, and state Representative Ilhan Omar.

If Omar wins, she’d be the first Muslim woman (and Somali) elected to Congress.

If you live in Minneapolis or an inner ring suburb, and want to influence the outcome . . . vote!

P.S.: unlike marquee events like Presidential elections, there’s no exit polling for primaries.

That means it may be later tonight — vs. minutes after the polls close at 8 p.m. — for the winner to be determined.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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