Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar could be facing an unusual challenge this fall — trying to win an election against a Republican opponent who is on the run from the law.
Republican House candidate Danielle Stella is one of five Republicans vying for the party’s nomination to take on the first-term congresswoman in her Minnesota district, but The Daily Beast reported that Stella is on the lam as she fled felony shoplifting charges. Stella has reportedly been wanted for months on an arrest warrant after she failed to show up for multiple court hearings in October, and it is not clear where she is now.
The report noted that the mystery of Stella’s whereabouts deepened this week when a conspiracy theorist with a YouTube following of 50,000 subscribers claimed that she was staying in a hotel in Wisconsin and was in some kind of danger. A number of people called the hotel, prompting police to come to the scene.
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