Jenkins who is a Minneapolis poet and artist, has been rumored as a potential challenger to replace Ilhan Omar in 2020, The Minnesota Sun reported.
Jenkins, who is also Minneapolis City Council Vice President, is best known for being the first transgender African-American woman elected to public office in the United States.
In January, she drew attention after calling a press conference to discuss her experience of being chastised at a Minneapolis coffee shop for handing out political literature.
That first report of a Jenkins challenge came after Omar suggested that Jewish money is to blame for bipartisan support of Israel, which was widely condemned as a “longstanding anti-Semitic trope and one of the pillars of modern anti-Semitism.”
This potential challenge is not the first facing Omar amid accusations that she once married her brother. The Star Tribune has reported on this topic.
The newspaper said a state probe of campaign finance violations showed that Omar filed federal taxes in 2014 and 2015 with her current husband, Ahmed Hirsi, while legally married to but separated from Ahmed Nur Said Elmi. Omar has denied that Elmi is her brother but has said little else about him.
Last week DailyMail.com exclusively revealed that Rep. Ilhan Omar, 36, has left her husband Ahmed Hirsi — the father of her three children. She has moved into a luxury penthouse apartment in the trendy Mill District of Minneapolis.
Her private life has become the subject of massive speculation amid accusations that her second husband Ahmed Nur Said Elmi is in fact her brother and she only married him to get him entry to the United States.
Omar later divorced Elmi and remarried Hirsi, but now that marriage is headed for a second divorce.
Omar, 36, has refused to address her marriages, leading to criticism from political rivals and her hometown newspaper.