[Ed. – Although we can’t say this is good news for Minnesota, Ellison wouldn’t be the worst candidate for such a job this fall, or the worst thing to happen to one of our 50 great states. Some serious weird going on out there.]
On Tuesday, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) officially filed to run for attorney general in his home state of Minnesota, marking a major shift in his political trajectory.
Ellison has been a rising star within the Democratic party for years, and has been rumored to be considering a run for the position since at least January. In February of 2017 he was the progressive favorite to become the Democratic Party’s new national chair, before losing out in a close race to establishment favorite Tom Perez. After the race, Perez appointed Ellison to be the Democratic National Committee’s deputy chair.
On Tuesday, Ellison told local press that he has no plans to step down from his DNC position while running for attorney general.