Ilhan Omar is expected to follow soon after. For a look at Tlaib and others who might make history tonight
Tlaib, a Palestinian American, is running for Michigan’s 13th Congressional District without a competitor.
Omar, who arrived in the US at the age of 14 after fleeing civil war in Somalia, is contesting Minnesota’s 5th District.
Omar would also be the first Somali American to serve in the US Congress.