The White House's dirty campaign against Keith Ellison

He'd make a fine DNC chair. By attacking him with cheap shots, centrist liberals risk splintering the party.

Keith Ellison is a risk the Democratic party needs.
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Who shall guide Democrats in their effort to mobilize against Donald Trump? That question is now front and center, as the party prepares to vote for a new leader in February.

With Democrats almost totally shut out of government, the most important position in the party is now the chair of the Democratic National Committee, who would be in charge of organizing the attempt to retake power. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), perhaps the second- or third-most prominent member of the Bernie Sanders wing of the party, presented himself as a candidate.

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