Minnesotans Say Keith Ellison Could Double Down Democrats’ City Strategy
Minnesotans say Keith Ellison could double down Democrats’ city strategy
Pols familiar with Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison are unsurprised that he is gaining traction as a candidate to helm the Democratic National Committee, noting his progressive credentials, loyalty to the party, and the prospect that he could help to devise strategies for retaining the sort of progressive urban voters the party has become reliant upon.
“I’m intrigued by the thought of Rep. Ellison running the DNC,” said Thom Petersen, director of government relations for a Minnesota farmers’ group and a longtime Democratic activist. “I have known him since he was first elected to the Minnesota State House in 2002.
“His thing …