Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has gotten bad news from Minnesota as she has been vastly outraised by a first-time challenger Antone Melton-Meaux.
According to the Federal Election Commission, Meaux pulled in $3.2 million dollars in between April and June. On the other hand, Omar only brought in a half-million dollars.
Meaux, who originally supported Omar’s campaign in 2018, decided to run against her after the freshman Representative made anti-Semitic remarks on Twitter.
In an interview with The Hill, Meaux said Omar had “lost the trust of the Jewish community by her insensitive and harmful tropes.”
Omar’s campaign has responded to the situation by accusing Meaux’s campaign of benefiting from “organized money.”
These fundraising numbers suggest that there is little enthusiasm for Omar’s campaign. While Omar is still the favorite to win the seat, the race could be much closer than anticipated.
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