Socialist Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MI) was outraised by one of her Democratic Primary opponents Antone Melton-Meaux.
The Star Tribune:
Melton-Meaux, a mediation lawyer who emerged on the DFL scene late last year to challenge Omar, told the Star Tribune he raised a staggering $3.2 million between April and the end of June, with $2 million cash left in the bank before the Aug. 11 primary. He dramatically outraised Omar, who took in $471,624 during the same time period. Omar’s campaign said she has $1,111,861 left on hand ahead of the primary election.
The fundraising gap would be striking for any newcomer challenging an incumbent, but it’s especially notable in a race against Omar, a freshman Democrat and member of “The Squad” who has risen to prominence as one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress. Omar herself is a prolific fundraiser, fueled in part by her national profile and her unabashed criticism of President Donald Trump.
Here is where Melton-Meaux’s money has come from:
It’s a dramatic surge for Melton-Meaux, who reported raising nearly $400,000 between December and the end of March. The influx of money came, in part, from some conservative donors and pro-Israel groups like nonpartisan NORPAC, which held a virtual fundraiser for Melton-Meaux in May. According to data from ActBlue, an online fundraising tool, a number of individual donors outside of the district contributed the maximum amount allowed in May. He’s also received donations from prominent Minnesota Democratic fundraisers such as Sam and Sylvia Kaplan.
Antone Melton-Meaux is a far-left progressive just like Ilhan Omar.
It is tough to say if Antone Melton-Meaux is going to be a threat to Ilhan Omar at all. She has certainly not had a scandal-free time in office.
Here is some of our coverage of her scandals:
Ilhan Omar’s Daughter Retweets List Of Needed Supplies For “Comrades” Rioting In Minneapolis
Ilhan Omar Is Now Trying To Fundraise Off The Rioting
Investigators with ICE and FBI looking into Ilhan Omar’s marital history
Claim: Ilhan Omar got her ex-husband fired as policy advisor for council women
Omar’s alleged lover denies affair: “effort to ruin his career”
Claim: Omar’s ex-husband wants a divorce
Claim: Omar’s ex-husband confirms Omar married her brother, is being threatened
NYT still hasn’t reported on the Ilhan Omar affair
Almost 1/3 of Omar’s re-election funds went to alleged lovers firm
Dem consultant cheated on wife with Ilhan Omar according to divorce filings
Ilhan Omar trying to bribe ex-husband to not talk about affair
Minneapolis Somalis turning on Omar over affair, support for LGBTQ
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