FEC records released Thursday show that over the first three weeks of July alone, Rep. Ilhan Omar funneled $606,000 to the E Street Group, a D.C.-based consulting firm run by Omar’s husband Tim Mynett, bringing the total she disbursed to his firm to $1.6 million, according to the Washington Free Beacon.
Omar has sent massive sums to her husband’s firm even as her Democratic opponent, Antone Melton-Meaux, significantly outraised her ahead of the primary. The money accounted for 77% of the campaign’s disbursements during that time frame.
The E Street Group is Omar’s biggest campaign vendor. The campaign had already doled out $1 million to Mynett’s firm this cycle before July. The $1.6 million in total payments accounts for nearly half of Omar’s $3.4 million in net operating expenditures this cycle.
The Somali Muslim Omar’s short tenure in office has been plagued by controversies including her history of anti-Semitic comments, her casual dismissal of the 9/11 attacks, and accusations of immigration fraud.