Georgia freshman Dem does not list Omar donation on election filing

Georgia freshman Dem does not list Omar donation on election filing
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Rep. Lucy McBathLucia (Lucy) Kay McBathGOP polling: Impeachment unpopular in swing districts GOP scores procedural win by securing more funding to enforce Iran sanctions Black women candidates are overlooked and underrated MORE’s (D-Ga.) reelection campaign did not list a $2,000 donation from Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarMerkel backs Democratic congresswomen over Trump ESPN host Dan Le Batard tears into Trump, as well as his own network, for 'cowardly' no-politics policy Biden leads, Warren and Sanders tied for second in new poll MORE (D-Minn.) on its latest Federal Election Commission (FEC) filing. 

The donation was absent from McBath's first-quarter filing, even though Omar’s campaign said in its own filing that it made the contribution to the fellow freshman lawmaker on March 27.


The McBath campaign did not have an official response to a request for comment from The Hill. Omar's campaign did not respond to a request for comment.

The McBath campaign told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Wednesday that the donation was not accepted.

The missing Omar donation in McBath's filing comes after Dan McCready, the Democratic candidate in the hotly contested House race for North Carolina’s 9th District, refunded a donation from Omar, according to FEC filings. 

Omar has been the focus on national scrutiny over comments she made that were criticized as being anti-semitic.

She was also recently attacked by President TrumpDonald John TrumpCould Donald Trump and Boris Johnson be this generation's Reagan-Thatcher? Merkel backs Democratic congresswomen over Trump How China's currency manipulation cheats America on trade MORE, who shared an edited video with remarks she had made about the 9/11 attacks.

However, Trump's sharing of the video elicited an angry response from Democrats, including most of the 2020 contenders, who accused the president of racism and of inciting violence. 

Omar is a first-term lawmaker who immigrated to the United States from Somalia.

McBath last year flipped a Georgia House seat that had been in Republican hands for over three decades. She had previously made headlines after deciding to run for Congress to advocate for gun control reform after her teenage son was shot and killed.

Her district, which covers many of Atlanta’s northern suburbs, hosts large Jewish communities in Sandy Springs and east Cobb County, according to the Journal-Constitution.