For Ellison, Role With National Democrats a Chance To Rebuild Local Parties
For Ellison, role with national Democrats a chance to rebuild local parties
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison of Minneapolis has traveled to some of the most reliably Republican parts of the country in recent weeks, using a new national leadership role to preach the message that Democrats shouldn’t be writing off any political races, no matter how local.
As deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Ellison has promoted local Democratic candidates in Republican strongholds like Texas and Idaho. He’s also traveled to GOP-tilting parts of Democratic-leaning states, building relationships with activists and candidates as they seek ways to drive up voter turnout in areas long written off …