Democratic Attorneys General Association Congratulates Keith Ellison on Minnesota Attorney General Victory

November 7, 2018

Washington, D.C.— The Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) released the following statement from Executive Director Sean Rankin congratulating Keith Ellison on winning the Minnesota Attorney General’s seat. Through its aggressive recruitment for qualified candidates and the launch of the 1881 Initiative, DAGA assembled the most diverse class of attorney general candidates in history including Ellison, who was the first Muslim elected to Congress is now the first African-American Attorney General of Minnesota.

Statement from Sean Rankin, Executive Director of the Democratic Attorneys General Association:

“We applaud Keith Ellison and his campaign on winning the Minnesota Attorney General race. It was important for Minnesota to elect a progressive leader who will build on the tradition of outstanding Attorneys General in the state. At the close, this race was about who represents Minnesota values —and that person is Keith Ellison. Minnesota voters chose to vote against an anti-LGBTQ agenda and religious intolerance that Doug Wardlow represented. Minnesota voted for someone who will fight to protect access to affordable and quality healthcare, someone who will hold corporations accountable, and a someone who will fight for fairness under the law regardless of a person’s race, religion, income, or who they choose to love. Minnesota voted for an AG who will fight for ALL families and communities.”

As part of the Democratic Attorneys General Association’s (DAGA) first-of-its-kind volunteer-to-voter education texting program, more than 500,000 Minnesota voters were reached this cycle to inform them about the importance of AG Elections and to answer questions about the candidates. As the only voter outreach program texting specifically on Attorney General races, DAGA’s texting program educates voters about races in key states and gives voters an opportunity to share concerns they want Attorney General candidates to address. This cycle, DAGA connected with a milestone 11 million voters including voters in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia.

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