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Rep. Ilhan Omar's small-dollar fundraising haul sparks inquiry from FEC


December 31, 2019

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., pictured at a rally at the University of Minnesota, faced questions from the FEC over $800,000 in unitemzed campaign contributions. (Jenn Ackerman/The New York Times)

The Federal Election Commission has asked for more detail about thousands of donors to Minnesota U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar who gave less than $200 each, a group of contributors who poured more than $800,000 into her re-election bid over a three-month period.

Agency staff sent a letter to the Minneapolis Democrat's campaign in late November, seeking more information about the large share of cash from individuals giving $200 or less - the maximum allowed before triggering donor disclosure requirements - in her latest quarterly filing. Such contributions accounted for more than 75% of the $1.1 million Omar reported raising from July to September.


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