DNC picks Ellison aide for senior adviser role
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is formalizing a new position for a top political aide to Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison (D), a move that comes as the party tries to bring progressives into the fold.
Ellison lost a contentious bid for DNC chairman to former Obama administration Labor Secretary Tom Perez in February. Since then, he’s been named deputy chairman, while Ellison aide Will Hailer has acted as one of a small number of DNC advisers helping to chart the party’s path forward.
But the formalization of Hailer’s role shows another overture by Perez toward the progressive wing that backed …