Keith Ellison Would Be a Bold Pick For DNC Chair — And a Controversial One


Keith Ellison would be a bold pick for DNC chair — and a controversial one

Representative Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) with colleagues at a Dec. 9, 2015, ceremony in Washington marking the 150th anniversary of the passage of the 13th Amendment. (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post)Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) appears to be the early favorite to become the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He’s already earned high-profile support from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), incoming Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-Nev.) and liberals across the country.
And as we wrote last week, Ellison provides perhaps an unrivaled contrast to President-elect Donald Trump — particularly as a black Muslim …

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