Minnesota AG-Elect Ellison Resigning as DNC Deputy Chair

In this Dec. 2, 2016, file photo, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., listens during a forum on the future of the Democratic Party, in Denver. Photo: AP/David Zalubowski
In this Dec. 2, 2016, file photo, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., listens during a forum on the future of the Democratic Party, in Denver.

November 08, 2018 03:29 PM

Minnesota Attorney General-elect Keith Ellison says he is resigning as deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

Ellison told Minnesota Public Radio on Wednesday night that he's notified DNC Chairman Tom Perez that he "will be retiring from that role to devote all my time to the people of the state of Minnesota."

Advertisement

RELATED: Election Results: Ellison Defeats Wardlow in Attorney General Race 

Ellison was elected Minnesota attorney general on Tuesday despite an ex-girlfriend's accusation of domestic abuse, which Ellison has denied. Ellison defeated Republican Doug Wardlow for an office that had threatened to swing to Republicans for the first time in nearly half a century.

Ellison rose to national prominence as the first Muslim elected to Congress and last year became deputy chairman of the DNC.

Connect with KSTP


Join the conversation on our social media platforms. Share your comments on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

Credits

Associated Press

Copyright 2018 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Advertisement

Skaters take the ice in frigid weather for North American Pond Hockey Championship

Minnesota State Fair board OKs nearly $20M in improvements

Giuliani: 'So what' if Trump and Cohen discussed testimony

Deputies shoot Oregon man after he kills 4, including baby daughter

Curtain rising Sunday night on total lunar eclipse

3 vehicles fall through ice in matter of hours on Madison Lake

Advertisement