A Conversation With Keith Ellison, Contender For New DNC Chair


A conversation with Keith Ellison, contender for new DNC chair

Still reeling from a crippling 2016 election loss, national Democrats are weighing the choice of a new Democratic National Committee chair Feb 23-26. Among the chief contenders is Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison, who has been backed by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and other progressives.

Although Mr. Ellison’s chief rival, Tom Perez, has been backed by Pennsylvania Democratic Party chair Marcel Groen and others In the state, Mr. Ellison dropped in on the Pennsylvania Democratic Party’s winter gathering in Harrisburg this afternoon.

The Post-Gazette caught up with Mr. Ellison shortly before he left for Baltimore, where Congressional Democrats are holding …

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