The Arab and Muslim candidates fighting to transform American politics

The national election is at the top of people’s minds – and their ballots. But if they look at the bottom of the page, they might see some Arab and Muslim names. There are well over a hundred of them across the country in local races this election.When Abdullah Hammoud first ran for the Michigan House of Representatives, some people suggested he change his name. But as far as he was concerned, “Abdullah is as American as any name.” He’s now on the ballot for his third term.After he won his race, his much bigger challenge began: winning over voters and politicians from the other side of the ais…

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