Rep. Omar announces marriage to Timothy Mynett, political consultant paid by her campaign

By: - March 11, 2020 8:52 pm

A screen grab of U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar’s announcement on Instagram that she had married Timothy Mynett, a political consultant who was paid for work on her campaign.

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minneapolis, on Wednesday announced on Instagram that she is newly married to Timothy Mynett, a political consultant who had worked for her campaign. 

“Got married!” Omar wrote. “From partners in politics to life partners, so blessed!,” adding an Arabic phrase that translates to “praise be to God.” 

A spokesman for Omar said late Wednesday that Omar and Mynett had also married Islamically, with Mynett converting to Islam. 

Omar finalized her divorce from Ahmed Hirsi last November and denied allegations that she had had an affair with Mynett.

Mynett’s ex-wife, D.C. physician Beth Mynett, alleged in court filings that she had separated from her husband last April after he told her he was “romantically involved with and in love with another woman, Ilhan Omar,” according to a Washington Post report

In August, Omar denied she was separated from Hirsi or dating outside of her marriage. She told WCCO she would not be speaking about her personal life. “I have no interest in allowing the conversation about my personal life to continue and so I have no desire to discuss it,” she told WCCO.

The Washington Post also reported that Omar’s campaign paid Mynett $7,000 in July 2018, as well as his firm, E Street Group, more than $220,000 in 2018 and 2019 for fundraising consulting and other services, according to federal campaign finance records.

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Ricardo Lopez
Ricardo Lopez

Ricardo Lopez is the senior political reporter for the Reformer. Ricardo is not new to Minnesota politics, previously reporting on the Dayton administration and statehouse for The Star Tribune from 2014 to 2017, and the Republican National Convention in 2016. Previously, he was a staff writer at The Los Angeles Times covering the California economy. He's a Las Vegas native who has adopted Minnesota as his home state. In his spare time, he likes to run, cook and volunteer with Save-a-Bull, a Minneapolis dog rescue group.

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