Not really all that long ago, Somalia-born Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) quietly divorced her husband, then married her hiding-in-plain-sight paramour, professional campaign consultant Tim Mynett.
Interestingly enough, Mynatt was Omar’s 2018 campaign consultant and is still on the books for this upcoming election cycle.
However, London’s The Daily Mail is reporting;
Ilhan Omar is on track to pay her new husband Tim Mynett’s company nearly double the half million dollars she funneled his way last year.
In the first three months of 2020, Omar paid more than $290,000 to the E Street Group, a fundraising and consulting group run by Mynett.
If she continues at this rate it will mean the company would get a whopping $1.16 million from Omar’s campaign in 2020.
But it doesn’t end there. The Daily Mail also cited;
‘Omar’s campaign chest is looking more and more like a dowry,’ said Peter Flaherty, the head of a group that filed a complaint with the FEC.
The firm received a total of $523,000 for the whole of last year.
He added: ‘Basically, her campaign finance disclosures read more like a wedding registry where friends can make gifts to the happy couple’.
The figures, released late Wednesday by the FEC show that Omar’s campaign committee paid E Street a total of $291,059.91 between January 1 and March 31.
That includes regular payments of $67,000, broken down as $50k for ‘digital advertising,’ $12k for ‘fundraising consulting’ and $5k for ‘digital consulting’.
Omar only started paying the $50,000 figure on a monthly basis in December, soon after both she and Mynett got divorced [from their respective spouses at the time].
Then on March 30, two weeks into the marriage, there were two separate payments totaling $63,834.18 for ‘mail, advertising, production and postage’.