Askar takes on 40-year incumbent Kahn

By: Jessie Bekker

On Election Day, Abdimalik Askar is hoping to topple a candidate who has served more than 40 years in office.

State Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, who has served 21 terms in the state House of Representatives, is facing GOP candidate Askar in November’s election. The candidates are vying for the seat that represents the University of Minnesota and its surrounding neighborhoods.

Despite Kahn’s strong, extensive history in the state Legislature, Askar says he’s not backing down and is looking for a victory on Nov. 4.

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