Somali Americans, many who fled war, now seek elected office

Mana Abdi, 26, a Democratic candidate for state legislature, speaks with a reporter, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Lewiston, Maine. She is running unopposed. Her Republican opponent, who had posted on Facebook that Muslims "should not be allowed to hold public office," withdrew from the race in August. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Somali Americans, many who fled war, now seek elected office