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A second Muslim was elected to the U.S. House this week. Democrat Andre Carson won Tuesday’s special election to succeed his grandmother, the late U.S. Rep. Julia Carson, and fill out the final 10 months of her term. Carson’s win makes him the first Muslim to represent Indiana in Congress, and only the second Muslim to serve there. Carson describes himself as an “orthodox, secular, universal Muslim.” Per Marc Ambinder: The campaign was respectful, but he faces stiff competition in a May primary and then in a general election in November.

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