Roughly one-third of the money spent by Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar’s re-election campaign went to services provided by the E Street Group, a consulting firm managed by her alleged boyfriend. (Washington Free Beacon)
Omar’s campaign committee, which raised a total of $1,084,098.84 in the third quarter, spent $493,389.80 during this time. The E Street Group, a firm run by political consultant Tim Mynett, Omar’s alleged lover, received more money from the campaign than any other vendor.
The payments represent a significant increase from previous spending on the group’s services. In the first two quarters—the first six months of the year—the campaign paid approximately $160,000 to the E Street Group. The $150,000 in new payments, made over the past three months, nearly matches that number.
Mynett’s wife, Dr. Beth Mynett, said that her husband told her in April that he was having an affair with Omar, the New York Post reported in August.
According to divorce papers filed by Beth Mynett, “The parties physically separated on or about April 7, 2019, when defendant told plaintiff that he was romantically involved with and in love with another woman, Ilhan Omar.”
The filings also contend that days before Mr. Mynett’s acknowledgment of infidelity and love for Rep. Omar, he and Omar took the Mynett’s son to dinner at the family’s favorite neighborhood restaurant, all while Ms. Mynett was out of town.
Mr. Mynett continues to deny allegations of an affair. Rep. Omar has merely refused to answer any questions about the situation.