Ilhan Omar Cuts Ties with Husband’s Consulting Firm After Nearly $3 Million in Campaign Payments

by Andrew Kerr

Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota announced Sunday that she had severed financial ties with her husband’s consulting firm after her campaign had divvied out nearly $3 million to the company.

Omar’s campaign was the largest known client of Tim Mynett’s firm, E Street Group, having paid the firm $2.78 million since July 2019, Federal Election Commission (FEC) records show. Mynett co-owns the firm with Will Hailer, a former staffer for Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. E Street Group’s second-largest client that reports to the FEC was the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, which has reported payments of $128,000 to the firm.

Omar said in an email Sunday to her supporters that she did not cut ties with her husband’s firm sooner because of the spending her primary and general election opponents put up against her.

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