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Ilhan Omar: She escaped war, then ran for office

What would Ilhan Omar, now a state lawmaker in Minnesota, tell her 8-year-old self, stuck in a refugee camp in Kenya? Here's her answer. Bring a tissue. Read more about Ilhan Omar, and hear from all of CNN's 25 Influential American Muslims.

Ilhan Omar: She escaped war, then ran for office

What would Ilhan Omar, now a state lawmaker in Minnesota, tell her 8-year-old self, stuck in a refugee camp in Kenya? Here's her answer. Bring a tissue. Read more about Ilhan Omar, and hear from all of CNN's 25 Influential American Muslims.