Ilhan Omar Challenger Keeps Vendor's Email List: Report

Antone Melton-Meaux, a primary challenger to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), may have an unexpected advantage.

The Melton-Meaux campaign has kept an email fundraising list from vendor New Blue Interactive, according to a report by The Intercept.

Financial disclosures show that the House Democrats now cut off firms that assist primary challenges against incumbents.

To avoid being blacklisted, New Blue Interactive backed out of a contract with the Melton-Meaux campaign and refunded it had been paid $13,875 for digital consulting, the report continues. But the campaign retained the list, a valuable asset.  

MediaPost was unable to independently verify this report at deadline. The size and average donation of the list were not reported, nor was it clear whether New Blue Interactive was trying to retrieve the donor file, or whether the Melton-Meaux campaign had attempted to use it. 

The Intercept reports that New Blue Interactive and the Melton-Meaux campaign were both unavailable for comment.

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