Minnesota DFL hits Antone Melton-Meaux with campaign finance complaint
August 5, 2020
Minnesota DFL officials charged Tuesday that Antone Melton-Meaux, the top challenger to incumbent U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, skirted campaign finance laws by hiding some of his top political consultants in Tuesday's nationally watched Democratic primary.
A Federal Election Commission complaint obtained by the Star Tribune alleges Melton-Meaux's campaign violated federal election law by "conspiring to intentionally obscure" the identity of political consultants listed as limited liability corporations working on his challenge to Omar in a hotly contested race that has already seen each side raise more than $4 million.
"The campaign of Ilhan Omar's primary opponent has gone against the values of the DFL Party by apparently working with vendors to set up mysterious shell companies to hide millions of dollars in spending," DFL Chairman Ken Martin said in a statement.