Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib has secured a victory in the state’s congressional primaries after establishing herself as a prominent Washington newcomer and member of "the squad" - a group of progressive freshmen lawmakers elected during the 2018 midterms.

The first-term incumbent bested Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones in the 13th district Democratic primaries, receiving a reported 66 percent of the vote.

Celebrating her win on Wednesday, the congresswoman wrote in a statement posted to Twitter: “Headlines said I was the most vulnerable member of the Squad.”

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“My community responded last night and said our Squad is big,” she added. “It includes all who believe we must show up for each other and [prioritise] people over profits. It’s here to stay, and it’s only getting bigger.

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