By now we all have learned about the marriage Ilhan Omar just destroyed, but this new information is shocking…
Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar has had an eventful week after she was outed as having an affair with a married staffer.
But it actually got worse for her after that, as hours after he affair was reported another interesting tidbit involving large sums of money benefiting her boyfriend were discovered.
Around $1 of every $3 donated to the campaign of the Minnesota representative has gone to the firm of her new boyfriend, The Washington Examiner reported.
Omar’s alleged paramour, Tim Mynett, has been a fundraising consultant for Omar’s 2018 and 2020 campaigns.
Omar hasn’t commented on the accusations, but there’s a possible second scandal involving the more than $200,000 that her campaign has spent with Mynett’s firm.
Of the $145,406 reported earnings by the E Street Group during the 2018 campaign cycle, $62,674 came from Omar’s campaign. Not counting payroll taxes and transfers to Minnesota’s Democratic Party, E Street Group was Omar’s second-largest vendor, according to FEC data. From Labor Day through the end of the year, E Street Group ate up more than 10% of her campaign’s spending (not counting transfers to other campaigns).
Here’s the odd thing: The overwhelming majority of Omar’s funds spent on the E Street Group were paid after she won the contested primary and during the totally noncompetitive general election race in her D+26 district. Contrary to FEC rules, Omar’s filings did not designate whether her E Street Group disbursements (or any of her disbursements) were for the primary election or the general election.
The Omar campaign payments to the E Street Group, often reported as “fundraising consulting” fees on her FEC filings, have accelerated in the 2020 cycle. Her campaign has spent $160,000 at E Street this year, the campaign off year. That’s nearly one in every three dollars spent on her reelection (again, not including transfers to other campaigns or committees) going to her alleged lover.
This has been revealed after the affair, which Rep. Omar is declining to comment on, was revealed by The New York Post.
Src: The Federalist Papers