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Photos: Ilhan Omar and supporters celebrate primary victory

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Celebrating the win
Ilhan Omar enters the building where supporters were watching election results.
Chris Juhn for MPR News

Ilhan Omar is a step closer to becoming the nation's first Somali-American state lawmaker after winning a three-way DFL primary race Tuesday, ending the career of one of Minnesota's longest-serving legislators, Phyllis Kahn.

She's favored to win in the DFL-heavy Minneapolis district in November, when she'll face Republican rival Abdimalik Askar.

Photojournalist Chris Juhn captured the celebration of Omar and her supporters at Kalsan Restaurant in Minneapolis Tuesday night.