Ilhan Omar

Ilhan Omar raises more than $800,000 in Q1 of 2019

Rep. Ilhan Omar. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) pulled in $832,000 in the first 3 months of 2019, NBC News reports, citing a Federal Election Commission report.

Details: More than $400,000 of the total came from grassroots support — those who donated less than $200 — and much of the sum came from online donors, according to Politico. Omar's fundraising prowess places her with some of the top House Democrats in the first quarter. Per Politico, Rep. Josh Harder (D-Calif.) — another freshman — raised a grand total of $873,000.

Ilhan Omar says she's received more death threats since Trump's tweet

Ilhan Omar says she's received more death threats since President Trump's tweet.
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) said Sunday she'd received an increase in death threats since President Trump tweeted a spliced video featuring her remarks on the 9/11 attacks, saying such action endangers lives: "It has to stop."

What she's saying: "Violent crimes and other acts of hate by right-wing extremists and white nationalists are on the rise in this country and around the world,” she said in a statement posted to her Twitter account. “We can no longer ignore that they are being encouraged by the occupant of the highest office in the land."