Keith Ellison Is No Shoo-In For DNC Chair
Ellison also has been endorsed by liberal groups such as Democracy for America, Our Revolution, and the AFL-CIO. After former governor Howard Dean dropped out and Ellison promised to vacate his House seat should he win, it seemed the path had cleared for the Democrat from Minnesota.
It may not be as easy for Ellison as you’d think.
A POLITICO survey of the 447 members who will be voting for the next chair in February indicate that, while in the lead, Ellison is far from obtaining the backing of the majority of committee members.
In fact, some DNC members are quite livid with Ellison and his adamant support of Sanders during the Democratic presidential primary. Some long-time Clinton backers believe Sanders’ insurgent campaign helped lead to her defeat in the general.