In Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) was predicted to win her primary,

paving the way for a potential third term in the House for the progressive lawmaker who has been a target of the GOP ever since she was elected.

Both NBC and CNN declared the winner just before 11:30 p.m. EDT.

However, the contest ended up being surprisingly close, with her Democratic rival Don Samuels behind her by only a few percentage points.

In addition to being one of the first Muslim-American women elected to Congress in 2018,

 Omar is a member of the "Squad," a group of liberal Democrats in the House.

In the aftermath of the murder of Black man George Floyd, who passed away after a white Minnesotan police officer knelt

on him for more than nine minutes, she became a prominent supporter of topics including

dissolving the Minneapolis police, student debt forgiveness, and increasing the Supreme Court.