Mystery Robocalls Poll MN-5 Residents About a Potential Primary Challenge to Omar

After Omar’s antisemitism scandal broke, Minneapolis Vice-Mayor Andrea Jenkins expressed her full support for Omar. Jenkins even promised to donate to Omar’s 2020 campaign. It may be that this polling is simply using Jenkins’ name but that the intended candidate, if she exists, is someone else.

It would be welcome news indeed if this poll is on behalf of Democratic opponents of Omar. Every day the news about Omar gets worse and worse. Her joint proposal with Bernie Sanders to forgive all student debt, even for wealthy doctors, is grossly misguided.

University of Minnesota Politics Professor Larry Jacobs Says “There’s Also a Chance Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar Could Face a Primary Challenger”

On top of Democrats and Republicans battling each other, there’s also a chance Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar could face a primary challenger after a series of controversies, including statements about Israel and campaign finance violations.

“The only way an incumbent Democrat would lose in the 5th District is if another Democrat could launch a successful challenge in a primary,” Jacobs said.

However, he says a House Democratic incumbent has never lost a primary in Minnesota history.

Tom Houser, “Minnesota back in 2020 election spotlight“, KSTP-TV, June 10, 2019