National Spotlight on Ellison

The Washington Post Weighs in on Ellison

Today's Post carries a longish analysis of the controversies surrounding DFL candidate Keith Ellison, who is running for the U.S. House of Representatives seat being vacated by Martin Sabo. It's a nice summary for anyone who's just now surfacing to think about tomorrow's primary.

"I'm a Muslim. I'm proud to be a Muslim. But I'm not running as a Muslim candidate," Ellison said during a break between a commemoration of Hurricane Katrina and an appearance at a public housing project. "I'm running as a candidate who believes in peace and bringing the troops out of Iraq now. I'm running as a candidate who believes in universal, single-payer health care coverage and an increase in the minimum wage."

If you know the basics and want a more sophisticated analysis, check out CP staffer Britt Robson's in-depth feature on Ellison, published two weeks ago.

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