In 2007, Ellison became the first member of the Muslim faith ever elected to the U.S. Congress. In 2017 he became Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee after losing a close race for Chair to former Obama DOJ official Tom Perez.
This article is the first in an occasional series profiling candidates running for various offices and how their election might impact our communities. Hours before the 5 pm June 5 filing deadline to run for office in the upcoming Minnesota elections, DFLer Keith Ellison made headlines by announcing his run for Minnesota Attorney General (AG). […]
The way he handled the filing on June 5th—on the last day of filing—was unfair to the people of the 5th Congressional District.
The 5th District deserves the best candidate possible for the job and, right now, I don’t see where Omar, Jamal Abdulahi, Margaret Kelliher, or Patricia Torres Ray are the best options. Omar, for one, has been invisible as a State Representative. Let her first show her mettle in the job she was elected to in 2016.
In the last election, Minnesota saw a significant increase in the representation of Africans and African Americans in several branches of government. This included the election of St. Paul’s first Black mayor, as well as three new Black members of the Minneapolis City Council and strong representation on school and park boards.
Rep. Ellison says it needs to become ‘an everyday party’ Democratic Party gubernatorial wins in Virginia and New Jersey earlier this month have generated optimism a year after the party lost the White House and at a crucial time for the party. All 435 Congressional seats, 33 U.S. Senate seats and 39 state governor offices, […]
Criticism mounted against the American Health Care Act — the Republicans’ new healthcare plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, upon the March 13 release of the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) report assessing the proposal. The CBO report estimated that enacting the American Health Care Act would reduce federal deficits by […]
Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez bested Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) to become Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman Feb. 25 at the party’s winter meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Ellison came up short in the second-ballot tally with 200 votes to Perez’ 235. During his acceptance speech, Perez asked to suspend the rules to appoint Ellison deputy chair. Rep. Ellison, the […]