Last quarter Ilhan Omar's Democratic Primary opponent, Antone Melton-Meaux, raised $3.2 million dollars to the incumbent's $471,000.
Despite not knowing yet who he will be running against, Republican challenger Lacy Johnson has already burned through most of the $3.1 million dollars he raised to run attacks on Omar. Johnson is not competitive. The GOP has lost the district by 40-50 point landslides since 2002.
The big money being rained on Minnesota's 5th has nothing to do with mere red tie vs blue tie partisanship. In Minnesota's 3rd, a swing district, Democratic incumbent Dean Phillips has only been able to obtain $1.4 million to defend his House seat from a realistic challenger. In spite of this, Republican Kendall Qualls has only been able to raise a paltry $685,000 for his campaign from largely disinterested GOP donors.
The mystery factor in Omar's election is the undaunting aggression of Jewish plutocratic money. The spending in this superficially low stakes House election has triggered a financial arm's race, with white liberals like Ben Affleck and Susan Sarandon in Omar's corner and Jews who see liberalism as a means for oppressing whites and guaranteeing support for Israel trying to force an outcome favorable to Melton-Meaux.
Melton-Meaux's entire campaign has centered around a pitch to Jews to give him money. The black Democrat refers to himself as a "progressive Zionist" (as in, he is anti-white but fervently pro-Israel), is specialized in Jewish studies, and even pretends to be able to translate Hebrew. Melton-Meaux has decided to focus his campaign on calling Omar an anti-Semite for "conflating" Jewry with support for Israel.
This has been a recipe for a slot machine jackpot. Melton-Meaux raised $1.5 million dollars in the month of May alone, confounding political observers due to his lack of popularity and name recognition. Almost all of Melton-Meux's money has been provided by Jewish money-bundler groups, like AIPAC fronts Pro-Israel America and NORPAC, as well as a laundry list of miscellaneous pro-Israel/Jewish groups like Citizens Organized, Friends of Israel, Heartland PAC, etc.
Most of Omar's donations are non-itemized (small donors), while virtually none of Melton-Meaux's war chest comes from a grassroots source.
Omar's few Jewish allies are also betraying her weeks before the August 11th primary. Rabbi Avi Olitzky, who Omar embraced as a confidant in a gesture of good will, defended her against accusations of anti-Semitism last year. Olitzky has suddenly flip-flopped and decided that Omar is indeed an anti-Semite. He endorsed Melton-Meaux last week.
A Corbyn-style fake anti-Semitism strategy has also been conjured up by these forces. Vice News, which has multiple "antifa" members on its staff and is perceived as strongly left-liberal, recently condemned an Omar mailer criticizing her opponent for being in the pocket of Wall Street. According to Vice's Cameron Joseph, this is tantamount to anti-Semitism because all the high finance billionaires backing Melton-Meaux just so happen to be Jewish.
Both left-wing Jews and hawkish Zionist Jews work together on their campaigns to undermine white nationalists, honest leftists and Muslims who support the Palestinian cause.
While this situation looks remarkably similar to the Anti-Defamation League's campaign to unseat Steve King, Jewish groups see punishing non-white figures like Ilhan Omar as an issue that requires more delicacy and intrigue in order to avoid upsetting the ethnic coalitions they lead in Washington.
The Nordic liberals and Somali migrants of Minnesota's 5th plan to deliver a comfortable victory to Omar in her primary. With that said, Omar's colleagues are getting the message loud and clear. Recently, attempts to insert left-wing criticisms of Israel were soundly defeated and kept out of the Democratic Party's 2020 platform, preserving only a very tepid condemnation of the coming West Bank annexation. Expect whatever loose talk of BDS was happening in Washington to begin winding down as more Democrats start looking over their shoulder.
Overall, the Jewish community looks like it's finally getting a grip on populist challenges to the status quo from the left and right...for now.