Top Democrats Line up Behind Progressive Keith Ellison for Party Chair

Top Democrats Line up Behind Progressive Keith Ellison for Party ChairNew York Sen. Chuck Schumer, slated to take over soon as the Senate’s Democratic leader, is backing progressive Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison to be the new chair of the Democratic National Committee, according to Schumer’s staff. Schumer and Ellison “spoke yesterday,” Schumer spokesperson Matt House told ABC News. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced yesterday that he too supports Ellison, who was one of only a handful of congressmen to back Sanders during his presidential primary bid.

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