New report shows record number of Arab, Muslim American candidates ran for office in 2020

A record number of Muslim candidates ran for political office in the US – with a high rate of success – in 2020, a new report released this week has revealed. There were 181 Muslim candidates running for office in 28 states and Washington DC in 2020, according to the Muslim advocacy groups the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Jetpac, and MPower. The report also identified 16 notable American Muslim hires and appointees to the Biden-Harris administration. “Since 2016 we’ve been seeing the rise in Muslims running and getting engaged in different ways – behind the scenes, running dif…

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