ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota state representative is alleging that Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar misspent $3,000 in campaign money on personal travel.
Republican Rep. Steve Drazkowski is questioning Omar’s campaign purchase of a plane ticket to Estonia and another to Boston to speak at a political rally. Omar’s congressional campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.READ MORE: Crews Continue To Fight Clinton Grain Elevator Fire
It’s the latest allegation by Drazkowski against Omar, who is seeking to become the first Somali-American in Congress. The state’s campaign finance board earlier ordered an investigation of her state House campaign after Drazkowski alleged that she used campaign money for personal expenses.READ MORE: Missing: Kou Yang, 50, Last Heard From By Family In Early July, St. Paul Police Say
Drazkowski suggested that the Omar campaign’s $2,250 in payments to a law firm were for her divorce proceedings. Omar has said they were campaign-related fees.MORE NEWS: Emmett Till's Cousin Speaks In St. Paul, Marking What Would Be His 80th Birthday
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