Omar raises $830K for re-election despite Trump backlash
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, who’s engaged in an intensifying feud with President Donald Trump, has raised nearly $830,000 in the first quarter for her re-election campaign.
Campaign finance reports show the Somali American — and one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress — drew many out-of-state contributions and ended the quarter with just over $600,000 cash on hand.
The Minnesota Democrat and Trump have sparred in recent days over a video he boosted on social media criticizing her for supposedly dismissive remarks about the Sept. 11 attacks. Trump told KSTP-TV during a visit to Minnesota Monday he has no regrets about posting the video.
Omar represents a reliably liberal Minneapolis-area seat. Her recent remarks on Israel and the power of Jewish influence in Washington prompted speculation that she might face a primary challenge. But no challenger has emerged, and progressives across the country have rallied to her side.