Ellison Loses Bid To Lead Democrats, Will Stay In Congress
Ellison loses bid to lead Democrats, will stay in Congress
ATLANTA – Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez narrowly beat U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison on Saturday to lead the Democratic Party in its fight against President Donald Trump, leaving Ellison to return to his job as a Minnesota congressman.
Immediately after finishing second, Ellison accepted Perez’s offer to serve as deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Ellison had planned to quit his Minneapolis-area congressional seat if elected chairman, but said he’ll now stay in the job.
Though visibly disappointed by the loss, Ellison hugged Perez several times and vowed to work with him for party unity.
“If people …