by Ashe Schow
Prior to their marriage, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) funneled more than $500,000 into a political consulting firm owned by Tim Mynett. After their marriage in March 2020, Omar’s campaign paid Mynett’s firm an additional $2.3 million in the runup to her re-election.
Fox News reported on Federal Election Commission data showing Omar’s campaign paid Mynett’s firm, E Street Group LLC, $1.6 million between January 2019 and July 22, 2020. An additional $1.1. million was paid to the firm in the third quarter of 2020, accounting for 70% of what Omar’s campaign spent that quarter. The expenses “covered a range of services, including cable advertising, ‘digital consulting,’ video production and editing,” Fox reported.