The progressive firebrand explains his decision to run in the competitive Democratic primary for Minnesota attorney general

In the past few years, Keith Ellison has become a national figure. The Minnesota congressman and deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee has become an icon to progressives and a hate figure to conservatives.

The first Muslim ever elected to Congress in 2006, Ellison leveraged his role as an active surrogate for Bernie Sanders’s 2016 presidential campaign to become an important voice on the left of the Democratic party.

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