We are not going to beat around the bush, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) is the right man to lead the Democratic National Committee, not Howard Dean, who previously held that position.
We need a new vision for the party that will usher in a new way of thinking and create a real grassroots movement to get more young people engaged in the political process.
Former Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD) is also said to be weighing a run for the top spot. He would be vastly better than Dean, but Ellison has the broad appeal to reach more millennials.
Keith Ellison will bring a lot to the table. Fresh ideas and a commitment to progressive ideals. The DNC must rebuild because it is fractured and out-of-touch with the millions of working class people in this country. We need a new vision and an ability to rise from the wreckage of Hillary Clinton’s shocking loss in the presidential election. We believe Keith Ellison is the man to move the DNC forward.
Playbook: “Soon-to-be Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is backing Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison to be the next head of the Democratic National Committee, a big boost for the Minnesota Democrat as the party searches for a new leader. Schumer spoke with Ellison Thursday afternoon and ‘supports him for chair,’ according to a source close to Schumer, who added: ‘Without a Democratic White House, Schumer’s view is the DNC is where grassroots organizing in sync with leg battles should be organized.’
“Schumer’s nod comes as others like former DNC Chair Howard Dean have launched their own campaigns to run the embattled organization. Ellison, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, hasn’t officially thrown his hat in the ring, though he has said he’ll make an announcement on Monday.”