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.


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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