Rep. Ilhan Omar’s election campaign helped maintain her husband’s political consulting firm afloat final yr, offering practically 80 percent of the corporate’s revenue, in response to a report.
The Minnesota Democratic congresswoman’s campaign committee gave the E Avenue Group — which is co-owned by her husband, Tim Mynett — greater than $2.9 million over the course of the 2020 election cycle, the Washington Free Beacon stated, citing federal campaign finance information.
Mynett and his accomplice, entrepreneur Will Hailer, acquired 146 checks from Omar’s camp over the course of the cycle, the Beacon stated.
The ultimate fee was in early November.
A further $194,000 in funds to E Avenue Group got here from Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), an Omar mentor, the paper famous.
The funds had been for promoting, campaign mailings, consulting, and journey, in response to the campaign information.
Mynett’s firm additionally acquired greater than $600,000 in bailout cash final yr from authorities payouts to assist small companies address the financial influence of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, the paper stated.
Omar has come below scrutiny earlier than for her monetary ties to her husband’s firm.
“My relationship with Tim started lengthy after his work began,” she tweeted in March.
“We consulted with a prime FEC campaign lawyer to make sure there have been no doable authorized points with our relationship,” she wrote. “We had been informed this isn’t unusual and that no, there weren’t.”
Omar’s campaign didn’t reply to the Beacon’s requests for remark.