Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) continues to funnel campaign funds to her husband’s political firm. So far this year, Omar paid nearly $300,000 to Tim Mynett’s political consulting company, according to several reports.
Campaign finance filings show that the Minnesota Democrat’s campaign paid $292,905 to the E Street Group, which was founded by her husband. The money paid for a range of services, including advertising, campaign merchandise, consulting, and research. The payments to E Street accounted for over 40% of the Omar campaign’s $674,892 in disbursements.
The Star Tribune reported that Omar paid E Street more than $500,000 in 2019.
Last month, the Washington Post reported: “The campaign also paid $7,000 to Mynett directly for fundraising consulting before hiring his consulting firm.”
Omar’s campaign raised $456,374 during the first three months of 2020, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
E Street Group self-describes the firm as: “Progressive political consultants working with candidates and causes to tell authentic stories — constantly innovating, motivating and inspiring donors to give, people to vote, and neighbors to mobilize.”
Federal Election Commission records show E Street Group has worked with other politicians such as The Young Turks creator Cenk Uygur, Rep. Debra Haaland (D-N.M.), Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas), and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), as well as the Democratic National Committee.
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Previously, Omar, 38, and Mynett, 39, had denied that they were having an affair.
“I have no interest in allowing the conversation about my personal life to continue and so I have no desire to discuss it,” Omar said in August.
Omar and Mynett announced their marriage in March 2020 with an Instagram post. Mynett is Omar’s third husband. Omar and Hirsi were married twice, and she also married Ahmed Elmi who reportedly is her brother.
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