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Murphy Backs Ellison's Bid For DNC Chair

Murphy Backs Ellison's Bid For DNC Chair

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is backing U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison's bid to take over as chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

"Keith Ellison saw Donald Trump’s success coming far earlier than almost anyone else," Murphy said in an email to supporters. "While the entire Democratic Party establishment was caught off-guard, Keith was not. He sounded the alarm and implored all of us to be ready. We need that kind of foresight in this important position."

Ellison, who represents Minnesota and was the first Muslim elected to Congress, was one of the few members of Congress to back Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont during his Democratic presidential primary...

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