AG Ellison files for reelection

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has formally filed for reelection.

According to a news release from his campaign Monday, Ellison announced his formal filing for reelection at the Minnesota Secretary of State’s office.

The announcement follows the DFL’s endorsement this weekend of candidates for statewide elections ahead of the November midterms.

The party endorsed Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan for a second term on Friday.

Ellison, Auditor Julie Blaha and Secretary of State Steve Simon — all incumbents — also received endorsements.

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Ellison launched his reelection bid in November last year.

Former state Rep. Doug Wardlow, former judge Tad Jude, defense attorney Lynne Torgerson, and business attorney Jim Schultz are among those opposing him.