Ilhan Omar Raises Over $800,000, Putting Her Among Top-Earning House Democrats

Rep. Ilhan Omar—the freshman Democrat who's quickly found herself a prominent target for Republicans—raised over $800,000 in the first three months of the year, putting her among the top-earning House Democrats. Omar is one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress and has been targeted by Republicans in recent weeks after she was accused of downplaying the September 11 terrorist attacks. She raised about $832,000 in the first quarter, according to her FEC report, $415,000 of which came from people who small donors who gave less than $200. More than $600,000 came from donors who sent funds via ActBlue, a Democratic online fundraising platform, NBC News reports. Omar said Sunday night that she has received increased death threats since President Trump began targeting her. The president has accused her of making “antisemitic, anti-Israel and ungrateful U.S. HATE statements.”