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Dem Rep. Keith Ellison Running for Minnesota AG

Dem Rep. Keith Ellison Running for Minnesota AG
Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 05 June 2018 04:54 PM

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., has launched a campaign for Minnesota Attorney General, which could make him the first Muslim to be elected to statewide office in U.S. history, the HuffPost reports.

Ellison, who has served six terms in Congress and is currently the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, filed the paperwork Tuesday afternoon.

The congressman said in his statement announcing his campaign that "no one — not even a president — is above the law. From immigration reform to protecting our air and water, it has never been more important to have a leader as Attorney General who can stand up against threats to our neighbors' health and freedoms."

"Keith Ellison continues to create watershed moments for the American Muslim community with his ascension in American politics," said Robert McCaw of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

"I have come to know Keith as someone who is passionate about finding every possible way to help the greatest number of Americans achieve a better quality of life," DNC Chairman Tom Perez told USA Today in a statement. "And I have witnessed that passion in every single decision he has made, including whether to continue the fight in Congress or to run and serve as Minnesota's chief law enforcement official."

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Bidding to be the first Muslim to be elected to statewide office in U.S. history, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., has launched a campaign for Minnesota Attorney General, according to the HuffPost.
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