Omar raises $830K for re-election despite Trump backlash

Critics accused Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-MN, of being flippant in describing the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks. She later sought to defend herself by tweeting a quote from President George W. Bush, in which he referred to the attackers as "people" just days after the attacks. (Source: Kristie Boyd/U.S. House Office of Photography/MGN)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, who's engaged in an intensifying feud with President Donald Trump, has raised nearly $830,000 in the first quarter for her re-election campaign.

Campaign finance reports show the Somali American - and one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress - drew many out-of-state contributions and ended the quarter with just over $600,000 cash on hand.

The Minnesota Democrat and Trump have sparred in recent days over a video he boosted on social media criticizing her for supposedly dismissive remarks about the Sept. 11 attacks. Trump told KSTP-TV during a visit to Minnesota Monday he has no regrets about posting the video.

Omar represents a reliably liberal Minneapolis-area seat. Her recent remarks on Israel and the power of Jewish influence in Washington prompted speculation that she might face a primary challenge. But no challenger has emerged, and progressives across the country have rallied to her side.