Vulnerable Democrats Begin Rejecting Omar's Help

  • 2019-04-18
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Vulnerable Democrats Begin Rejecting Omar's Help
Lorie Shaull from Washington, United States [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)]
Democrats facing difficult re-elections in the House of Representatives have begun refunding and outright rejecting campaign donations from Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar over the congresswoman's widely-perceived antisemitism and her trivialization of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

After wavering, the re-election campaign for Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) decided to reject Omar's $2,000 donation. (Daily Wire)
 

"McBath’s rejection of the donation is more important than it may sound," the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. "The Sixth District has a significant Jewish population – particularly in Sandy Springs and east Cobb County."

WSCO TV reporter Joe Bruno reported on Wednesday that Dan McCready (D-NC) also returned a $2,000 donation from Omar.

"Dan McCready has refunded a $2000 donation from Rep. Ilhan Omar," Bruno reported. "A spokesperson for McCready tells me Dan believes there is no place for divisiveness in politics and he didn't feel it was appropriate to accept the donation."

 

"Records show McCready refunded the donation on March 30. Omar donated the $2000 on November 6," Bruno added.

 
Omar has also donated to Democratic Reps. Lauren Underwood, from Northern Illinois and Haley Stevens, who represents roughly 700,000 people in suburban Detroit. Both Underwood and Stevens represent Trump districts. Neither one plan to return Omar's money.
 Source: AAN
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