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Rep. Ilhan Omar raises $1.1 million for re-election bid

Congresswoman's high profile, Trump's attacks help her raise $1.1 million.


October 15, 2019

J. Scott Applewhite – Associated Press

Rep. Ilhan Omar, seen July 25 in Washington, D.C., reported raising more than $1.1 million in the third-quarter fundraising period.

Minnesota U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar's re-election campaign raised more than $1.1 million over the past three months, her largest quarterly fundraising haul to date as she has come under increasingly frequent attack by President Donald Trump.

Omar has proved a prolific fundraiser in her first year in Washington, despite her status as a freshman lawmaker in a safe Minneapolis district. Her history-making win as one of the first Muslim women and the only Somali-American refugee elected to Congress attracted international coverage. A series of personal and political controversies and a running feud with Trump have further raised her national profile.


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