Far left Minnesota congressman Keith Ellison is apparently looking for a new job. He wants to be the attorney general for the state of Minnesota. What’s his goal here? Is he going to follow in the footsteps of other liberals in this role and file lawsuits against the Trump administration?
DNC Deputy Chair Ellison expected to run for Minnesota AG
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) is expected to make a last-minute entry into the race for Minnesota attorney general on Tuesday, according to two people familiar with his plans.
“I will make a decision tomorrow because it’s the filling deadline,” Ellison said, not disputing that he is likely to enter the election.
Ellison has been in Congress since 2007, and served as deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee since last year, as a leader of the Bernie Sanders wing of the party. But he’s been chafing for months at both roles: being in the minority in Congress and being subsumed to DNC Chairman Tom Perez, who beat him for the top job.
Ellison had looked at jumping into the AG race earlier in the year but passed on it after incumbent Lori Swanson skipped her own expected run for governor and seemed set to run for re-election. But then came a weekend of drama at the Minnesota Democrat-Farmer-Laborer convention: Swanson didn’t get a majority of support for reelection and jumped into the governor’s race on Monday.
Ellison is so far to the left, he makes Bernie look like a moderate. The people of Minnesota should consider this carefully.