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Eric J in MN

Eric J in MN's Journal
Eric J in MN's Journal
October 12, 2018

Supporters of Keith Ellison for MN Attonney General.

Groups and individuals who re-affirmed they're supporting him

- The Democratic Farmer-Labor Party (that's the name of MN's Democratic Party)


- State Rep Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who will be one of the first Muslim women in Congress next year, and one of the left-most members of the US House.

- State Rep Erin Maye Quade (D-MN), who is the most prominent openly-gay politician in MN.

- Betsy Hodges, Mayor of Minneapolis from 2014-2018. She explains why she doesn't believe the accusation against Ellison here. (An ex-girlfriend says that he got physical with her exactly once: when he wanted her to move out, he unsuccessfully tried to pull her out of bed by her feet. He denies doing that.)

Keith Ellison is pro-choice, pro-worker, and pro-environment.

Doug Wardlow (R) wants to prosecute clinics which provide abortions for supposed fetal body trafficking. He wrote an anti-union "Right to Work" bill. His environmental rating is 6%.

I am voting for Keith Ellison (D).
May 30, 2016

'Energizer Bernie: How does Sanders keep going, and going, and going?'

Let's keep going for him like he keeps going for us!

Sanders held one rally after another, interspersed with TV appearances. Ventura, Pomona, and Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday; Long Beach, Inglewood, the Young Turks and Bill Maher on Friday; Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and Bakersfield on Saturday; Visalia and Fresno on Sunday; a few stops in Oakland on Monday.

...“Most candidates half his age would strain under the weight of that schedule. There was one day where he hit five or six states in a single day. I really don’t understand how he does it,” the staffer said.

...His wife, Jane, described her husband as “just one of those people who is built to keep going.” He has been sick fewer than half a dozen times in their 28-year marriage, she said, and she credits his endurance to the fact that he was a competitive runner in high school.

...But mostly, she says, he is fueled by a lifelong feeling that you have to cram as much into a day as possible. “I first met him when he was mayor of Burlington,” she says, and even back then “he was always saying, ‘We have to accomplish this now because we don’t know how long we’ll be here.’ So he’s always pushing for a fuller day” of events.


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