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Rep. Ilhan Omar Says 'Status Quo' Giving Challenger Antone Melton-Meaux Fundraising Dominance

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- At least five Democrats are running for Minnesota's fifth Congressional District seat, which is currently held by Rep. Ilhan Omar.

Antone Melton-Meaux
Antone Melton-Meaux (credit: CBS)

One of the hopefuls is Antone Melton-Meaux. Anyone watching TV over the past few weeks knows it's been nearly impossible to miss his campaign commercials.

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He has outraised Omar by millions of dollars in the last quarter. She was a guest on WCCO Sunday Morning, where host Esme Murphy asked her about her challenger's fundraising.

"There are people who are invested in keeping that status quo, people who don't want these structural changes to take place, and those are really the people who have the resources to oust someone like me," Omar said.

Rep. Ilhan Omar
Rep. Ilhan Omar (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The congresswoman says her office's internal polls shows she's up 37 percentage points with a 74% approval rating.

Melton-Meaux will be a guest on WCCO Sunday Morning next week.

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