2nd Muslim May Go To Congress…

… on March 11. More and more we see that Muslim Americans are integrating and are a part of this society

Andre Carson, the grandson of the late Rep. Julia Carson (D-Ind.), will face off against Republican state legislator Jon Elrod in a March special election to fill the remainder of his grandmother’s unfinished term.

The six-term congresswoman died last December after being diagnosed with lung cancer.

Andre Carson, a newly-elected Indianapolis city councilor, won the Democratic party nomination on the first-ballot at a Saturday caucus among district-wide precinct committee chairmen. He easily outdistanced his leading rivals, state Reps. David Orentlicher, Carolene Mays and Marion County Treasurer Peter Rodman, for the nomination.

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If Carson won the special election, he would be only the second Muslim to serve in Congress. The first, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), was elected last year.

The special election is scheduled for March 11.

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