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At Issue: Duffy resigns, Omar accused and the next step in the democratic presidential race

Updated: September 01, 2019 04:48 PM

Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is making national headlines again. A Federal Election Commission complaint has been filed over money her campaign paid to a consultant that court documents allege she was romantically involved with.

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Washington, D.C. Doctor Beth Mynett said her husband, Timothy, was involved in an alleged affair while working for Omar. 5 Eyewitness News reviewed federal election commission filings that show Omar's campaign paid E Street Group Consulting, where Timothy Mynett is a partner, $222,000 for services since 2018, including numerous travel expenses.

A law firm representing the Omar campaign and the DC Consulting Firm told us any accusation they acted to skirt the law in any way is false and completely unfounded.


10 presidential candidates have officially made the cut to take part in the next round of Democratic Presidential Primary Debates next month. 

They had to reach two percent in at least four DNC-approved polls and have at least 130,000 unique donors.

Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar is among the candidates who made it into the debate.


Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy says he is resigning to spend more time with his family.

The Republican said his wife is pregnant with their ninth child, due in October. The baby is said to have a heart condition and other health complications.

Duffy represents Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District, which covers much of the Northern, Western and Central parts of the state.

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