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Ilhan Omar Raised Nearly $1 Million Dollars For Her 2020 Re-ElectionCampaign And Everyone Is Silent


  • Rep. Ilhan Omar raised nearly $1 million dollars in the first quarter of the year 
  • The strong numbers come after comments that were seen as anti-Semitic
  • Omar raised $832,000, according to her Federal Election Commission filings 
  • She beat out another rising star in her freshman class: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 
  • Ocasio-Cortez raised $726,000 in the first three months of the year 




Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar raised nearly $1 million dollars in the first quarter of the year despite controversies surrounding comments she made that were perceived to be anti-Semitic.

The Minnesota Democrat raised $832,000, according to her Federal Election Commission filings, which are strong numbers from a freshman lawmaker. 

And she beat out another rising star in her freshman class: New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Ocasio-Cortez raised $726,000 in the first three months of the year, FEC filings show.

Omar was involved in a series of controversies earlier this year with her Democratic colleagues.

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The first was her claim, later retracted, that moneyed Jews buy the support of U.S. lawmakers with a strategy that's 'all about the Benjamins baby.' 

Then she reignited the controversy again when she said supporters of Israel were pushing for U.S. politicians to declare 'allegiance' to that nation. 

She's now under fire for describing the 9/11 terror attacks as 'people who did something.' That controversy came to light after first quarter fundraising had ended, however.

Both women represent solidly-Democratic House districts but could face primary challenges in the next year.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared to take thinly veiled shot at Ocasio-Cortez by claiming that a 'glass of water with a D next to its name' would have won her seat.

'Those are districts that are solidly Democratic - this glass of whatever would win with a D next to its name in those districts,' she said during a speech at the London School of Economics. 



It was the speaker's second put down of the liberal left in her caucus.

In an interview on '60 Minutes' on Sunday, she was asked about problems with the left-wing of the party.

'That's like five people,' Pelosi interjected. 

Ocasio-Cortez, in particular, could face a contest after she demonstrated an incumbent could be vulnerable when she defeated Rep. Joe Crowley in their June 2016 primary.  

Earlier this year, at least one House Democrat privately urged members of the New York delegation to recruit someone from the Bronx or Queens to challenge the social media sensation.  

'What I have recommended to the New York delegation is that you find her a primary opponent and make her a one-term congressperson,' a Democratic lawmaker told The Hill newspaper. 'You've got numerous council people and state legislators who've been waiting 20 years for that seat. I'm sure they can find numerous people who want that seat in that district.'

'Meh,' Ocasio-Cortez told DailyMail.com at the time when asked about the party's alleged primary plans. She shrugged her shoulders and went into the House chamber to vote.

There have been reports of frustration from more senior lawmakers and moderate Democrats who have grumbled about the attention the younger, more diverse, more liberal freshman class has been sucking up. 



White House counselor Kellyanne Conway charged on Sunday there is trouble in the Democratic ranks  over the issue.

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Her comments included a veiled jab at freshman Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, along with a public swipe at Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  

Conway said she was told this when moderates - such as those Democrats who belong to the Problems Solvers Caucus - came to the White House for meetings.   

'There's a great deal of frustration among some of the rank and file members who represent more moderate districts and, frankly, who represent districts that Donald Trump won in 2016, for example,' she told NBC's 'Meet the Press.' 

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'They're very frustrated. They've been to the White House. They talk to people like me, quietly, saying that they wish that the radical freshmen who get all the magazine covers and all the ink and air time. I guess they're very upset with the leadership,' she added. 











1 comment:

  1. how the hell did a shariaist EVER get elected to become a lawmaker in america. what is wrong with you people. are you really that stupid!? why are you electing someone to office who hates your laws and your way of life? you need to go live in somalia where they kill other islamics , christians , and stupid cowards like you.

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