Ilhan Omar campaign has reportedly paid $2.8mn to the political consulting firm owned by her husband. The data revealed that the campaign paid at least $1.6mn to E Street Group, owned by Tim Mynett, Omar’s husband, as per Fox News. It quoted Federal Election Commission data. The transaction happened from the start of 2019 to July 2020.
Another $1.1mn was transacted in the third quarter of 2020 followed by $27000 in the following weeks. As per the report, the $1.1mn is 70 percent of her campaign spent in the quarter.
Fox News reported that the expenses were for campaign services, cable advertising, digital consulting, etc.
Ilhan Omar, a democratic representative was re-elected from Minnesota.
Omar said that she collaborated with E Street with Ilhan Omar Campaign long before they began a relationship. Ilhan Omar and Tim Mynett married the last march.
This came after Dr. Beth Mynett, the then-wife of Tim Mynett, claimed in the divorce filing that her husband was having an affair with Somalia-born Ilhan Omar.
The court papers said,
“The parties physically separated on or about April 7, 2019, when the Defendant told Plaintiff that he was romantically involved with and in love with another woman, Ilhan Omar.”
Shortly, Ilhan Omar filed for divorce from her then-husband, Ahmed Hirsi after the allegations of the affair were circulated.