Ellison Makes A Last Second File For Minnesota AG — Leaves Congressional Seat Behind

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Julia Nista General Assignment Reporter
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DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison made a last-second file for the Minnesota attorney general race Tuesday, leaving behind his seat in Congress.

Ellison’s run for attorney general means he may leave behind his role as Deputy Chair of the DNC, although Ellison and the DNC reportedly said he will keep his position. He and current DNC Chair Tom Perez have come head-to-head throughout their roles in the DNC, especially of late as Perez endorsed Andrew Cuomo for New York Governor over opponent Cynthia Nixon during the Democratic New York State Convention. (RELATED: DNC Chair Endorses Cuomo In New York Governor’s Race)

Ellison strongly disagreed with the move. “The Democratic Party should not intervene in the primary process,” one of his spokespeople said. “It is our role to be fair to all contestants and let the voters decide.”

The DNC Deputy Chair filed just before the 5 p.m. deadline, visiting the Secretary of State’s office at noon. He is a six-term member of Congress. (RELATED: Tom Perez Dragged Through Mud By His Own Party After Supporting Cuomo)

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