Meet Cecily Davis, The Republican Challenger Looking to Unseat Ilhan Omar – Opinion

Cicely Davis (Republican candidate for U.S. Congress), defeated Shukri AbdullahiAbdirahman & Royce White and won the official endorsement by the Minnesota Republican Party. With this victory, Davis now has the full financial and logistical support of both the Minnesota GOP (and the Republican National Committee). Davis is the Republican party’s endorsed candidate. All party officers and staff are sworn in support of Davis.

That’s quite a get, especially in light of who Davis is looking to unseat. It is Rep. Ilhan Omar, currently serving (using the term lightly) Minnesota’s District 5.

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Omar is part of the so-called “Squad” that includes Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley. Omar is just like her colleagues. She says silly things, and she works to degrade the standard and values of America rather than working with her constituents.

Davis alleges that Omar does not represent Minnesota’s District 5.

“This is a tone deaf leader. She’s not present, and she’s not interested in actually being a representative of this constituency,” Davis said.

“Which is why I’m stepping up, to hold her to account.”

Cicely spoke with me about how she intends to accomplish that. I discovered some surprising facts about Minnesota District 5 that were not commonly reported or ignored. I was able to find out the demographics of Minnesota District 5. And how Davis intends to defeat Omar to replace her in the House of Representatives.


Davis stressed that Davis has an advantage despite her uphill struggle, as she is located in District

“the most pressing issues are kitchen-table issues. They are not partisan matters, they concern both Republican and Democrat households.

This leaves the possibility to collaborate and lead. To have present, relevant leadership that actually listens to the constituency here and lead people to the polls to vote on families.”

The Minnesota primaries will be held August 9. The summer can seem like a long time and the voters often have short memories. While Davis’ former Republican challenger Shukri Abdullahi Abdirahman has given her full-throated endorsement, the other candidate, Royce White, chose to stay in the race and will be another Republican on the primary ballot. This could lead to confusion with two Republican candidates making their cases.

After winning the Minnesota Republican Party endorsement, Davis made this statement:

“Now is the time to close ranks as a party. I’m grateful for Shukri Abdirahman’s endorsement and support, who pledged to work with my campaign. I sincerely hope that my other Republican challenger who fell short on votes today will suspend his campaign and work with me and the people of this district to build the movement necessary to win in November.”

Davis was adamant about Minnesota’s primary process. She also explained her hopes of standing out from the crowd and the division that resulted in having two Republicans as the primary ticket. Davis had some important words to say about political celebrity and the dangers it poses for true discourse and leadership.


Along with knowing Minnesota’s 5th District and knowing the issues that plague it, Davis has a vision about how she plans to stay connected to the constituents and not get sucked into the Capitol elitist club should she prevail in her bid to unseat Omar.

Davis knows what people in the district want and is clear about her ability to fulfill that need.

“The people want to know that you are willing to do the work. They’ll send a worker, they’ll send a leader to D.C.

“They don’t want someone who’s just lazy and takes that vote for granted.”

Ilhan Omar’s career thus far reflects not only taking her own constituents for granted, but the American system and the American people. From my conversation with Davis’ her platform reflects the exact opposite and a pulse on the issues that concern Minnesotans and all Americans.

Cicely Davis’ website provides more information and support for her campaign.

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