by Penka Arsova
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) paid her husband’s consulting agency thousands, amounting to 80% of the total political payments the company received in the 2020 cycle.
In detail: Omar’s political campaign gave E Street Group $2.9 million over the course of the 2020 election cycle for advertising mail, travel, and consulting, according to federal campaign filing, the Washington Free Beacon reports. The agency, which is owned by her husband Tim Mynett alongside entrepreneur Will Hailer, received more than $3.7 million in campaign spending.
The numbers show that the congresswoman’s payments make up a large chunk of the money the company made in political payments. In other words, Omar’s contributions to the firm amount to a little over 78% of E Street Group’s total payments between January 2019 and November 2020.
The $2.9 million she paid to the firm is also more than half of what her committee spent on operational costs. The Beacon reports she spent a total of $5.2 million, meaning she gave 56% of it to her husband’s company.