100 Muslims run for office this election

Dr. Abdul El-Sayed with wife Sarah.

Many, according to AP, are Democrats looking to capitalize on the wave of progressive activism prompted by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stunning primary upset over incumbent challenger Rep. Joe Crowley of New York.

In Michigan, with the country’s largest Muslim-American community, at least seven Muslim Americans are running in the Aug. 7 primary, including Abdul El-Sayed, who could become the first Muslim governor elected in the country.

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