Dalia al-Aqidi is 51 years old and she is an Iraqi-American journalist running as a Republican against Minnesota Democrat Rep. Ilham Omar, who is up for re-election in November.
She declared candidacy for the Republican primary on August 11, 2020. The primary will occur on August 11, 2020, and the general election will occur on November 3, 2020. General election candidates will be added here following the primary.
In November 2019, Dalia said that she objects to the way Omar describes the country. Appearing on “Fox & Friends First,” the former Iraqi refugee asserted that the Somali-born Omar is “harming” not only her constituents but the “whole country” with her divisive rhetoric.
Al-Aqidi said that though they have similarities in “Muslim faith” and gender, they approach their “love for the country and issues” differently, Foxnews reports. Later, Al-Aqidi said that Omar wants the United States to look divided “We’re all Americans and we’re all citizens and yes we have our differences but we’re not as divided,” she said.
Dalia al-Aqidi Career
She is a Senior Media Analyst and Political talk-show host, Libya 218 TV. She started her career as Co-Host at Abu Dhabi TV and served there from February 1974 to February 1975.
Then, she worked as Broadcaster/Co-Writer at Baghdad Radio & TV and in July 1989 she joined Sharjah TV as a writer and served until 1990. From July 1990 – July 1993 she was a News Anchor/Writer/Producer at Radio Free Iraq.
Later, in her career she also served as News Anchor at A.N.A. Radio and TV, Freelance Field Reporter at Al-Jazeera TV News Magazine, News Anchor at Voice of America and Radio Sawa. In November 2002, Dalia was a Political News Correspondent at Al-Arabiya TV.
From Dec 2003 – Feb 2005, Dalia was White House Correspondent at Al-Hurra TV. Furthermore, she also served as News Anchor at Al-Hurra TV- Baghdad, Iraq for over a year. From Mar 2006 – April 2007, she was Media Advisor at Multi-National Security Transition Command Baghdad, Iraq. Curently, she was Talk-Show Host and Commenter at 218 TV Libya.
Dalia al-Aqidi Family
How old is Dalia al-Aqidi? She was born in 1968 and from Iraq and she is 51 years old as of 2019. Ms. Al-Aqidi, whose family fled Iraq when Saddam Hussein was a dictator and she was in her 20s.
She can speak Arabic and English fluently. Dalia al-Aqidi said she is running for Congress to unseat Democratic incumbent Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee who she calls a “radical.”
NyPost reported that one Somali man who didn’t want to be named said that “It’s just one crisis after another. Omar could have done so much more for our community with immigration and education, but she’s not. She’s picking fights.”
Al-Aqidi, who joins several Republican challengers — businessman Lacy Johnson, special-education professional Danielle Stella, minister and missionary Lucia Vogel, activist Alley Waterbury and former auto sales manager Brent Whaley — said she was prepared for a tough fight in the district which Omar won by a landslide 78% in November 2018.
Dalia al-Aqidi Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth of her is under review. She stands 5 feet 6 inch tall and weighs around 62KG.