NRSC Begins Targeting Minnesota’s Sen. Tina Smith, Other Vulnerable Battleground Dems

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) began targeting Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) and other swing-state Democrats Monday with a new billboard campaign. “Ask Tina Smith about the 430,478 Minnesota jobs at risk under the Green New Deal,” the NRSC’s new Minnesota billboard states. Smith has expressed support for the Green…

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Report: Doug Wardlow Considering Running Against Tina Smith in 2020

Doug Wardlow, the Minnesota Republican Party’s 2018 nominee for attorney general, is reportedly considering a run against Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) in 2020. The National Journal claims a “Republican source with knowledge” said Wardlow is being encouraged to run for the seat by party officials and activists. Wardlow lost his…

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Keith Ellison Accuser ‘Leaving Town,’ Accuses DFL of Covering Up Abuse

Keith Ellison accuser Karen Monahan claims to have evidence that the Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party tried “to cover up facts” during its investigation into the former congressman. Monahan first accused Ellison of domestic abuse just days before his August primary, but after Ellison defeated Republican Doug Wardlow in a tight race…

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Keith Ellison Resigns From DNC After Winning Attorney General’s Race

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Keith Ellison has resigned as deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee after defeating Republican Doug Wardlow in the race for the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office. Throughout the campaign, Wardlow used Ellison’s high-ranking position with the DNC as evidence that the Democrat would conduct himself in a partisan manner while…

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DFL Candidates Condemn ‘Pettiness’ and ‘Division’ While Mocking Their Opponents At Final Event

The Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party gathered for its “Midnight Madness” event Monday night in an election-eve tradition where the entire slate of Democratic candidates cheered on Keith Ellison is his bid for attorney general. DFL Chairman Ken Martin delivered an impassioned speech when introducing Ellison to the stage, saying the Democratic…

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Keith Ellison Defeats Doug Wardlow Completing DFL Sweep of Statewide Offices

An emotional Keith Ellison took the stage at St. Paul’s Crowne Plaza hotel late Tuesday night to deliver his victory speech after defeating Republican Doug Wardlow in the race for Minnesota’s Attorney General Office. The race has been a constant source of controversy on both sides of the aisle, though…

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Minnesota’s Dem Candidates Campaign With Ellison During Final Push Before Election

Minnesota’s candidates for office are literally campaigning through the night to make their final appeal to voters, many of whom are still undecided with just two days to go before the election. In Minnesota’s race for the Attorney General’s Office, 12 percent of voters have yet to make up their…

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Final Minnesota Polls: ‘Anything Could Happen’ on Election Night

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The midterm elections are now just two days away, and the results from a final round of polling in Minnesota are in. The polls, however, have a substantial margin of error of +/- 5.3 percent, making the KSTP and Survey USA polling of the Minnesota attorney general race essentially inconclusive.…

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Minneapolis Police Make Final Plea: Don’t Vote For ‘Gang Attorney’ Keith Ellison

The Minneapolis police union called a press conference Friday to speak out against Rep. Keith Ellison’s (D-MN-05) bid for Minnesota attorney general. Lt. Bob Kroll, president of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, was joined by two fellow officers in declaring their opposition to Ellison’s “anti law-enforcement views.” “Minnesota, the…

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Star Tribune Withholds Endorsement In Minnesota Attorney General Race

After much anticipation, The Star Tribune ultimately withheld an endorsement in the race for Minnesota’s attorney general after finding both candidates “too partisan” to occupy the office. “It’s deeply frustrating to withhold an endorsement in a statewide race that’s this critical,” The Star Tribune Editorial Board wrote in an article…

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Keith Ellison Only Major Candidate Not Listed For DFL’s Bus Tour

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Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party will be kicking of its 28-stop bus tour Thursday, but Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN-05) is conspicuously absent from the list of scheduled speakers. In fact, Ellison is just one of two DFL candidates not scheduled for any stops on the tour. The only other candidate not…

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Recording Shows Keith Ellison Suggesting That He Would Undermine Republican Legislature

A new recording released by Doug Wardlow’s campaign shows Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN-05) seemingly suggesting that he would use the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office to undermine a Republican legislature. It is unclear exactly when and where the recording occurred, but it appears to be recent, since Ellison is discussing his…

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DFL Chair Calls 2018 ‘Year of the Woman’ Just Days After Admitting He Doesn’t Believe Ellison’s Accuser

Ken Martin, chairman of Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party, touted his party’s record of supporting women in an interview that aired just days after he publicly declared that he does “not believe” Rep. Keith Ellison’s (D-MN-05) accuser. During a Wednesday press conference, Martin expressed his “support” for Ellison’s ex-girlfriend, Karen Monahan,…

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Minnesota Sheriff Debunks Tim Walz’s Sanctuary State Arguments

A group of prominent Minnesota Republicans visited a local ICE detention center to vocalize their support for the country’s federal immigration laws, but the real star of the show was the local sheriff in attendance. Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson, along with Republican attorney general candidate Doug Wardlow and Congressional…

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POLL: Most Minnesotans Approve of Kavanaugh Confirmation, Don’t Believe Allegations

A new poll shows that most Minnesotans do not believe the accusations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and actually approve of his confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. According to an Oct. 24 MPR/Star Tribune poll, 49 percent of Minnesota respondents approve of Kavanaugh’s confirmation, compared to 43 percent…

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Ellison Vows to Take on Big Pharma After Industry Donates Big Bucks to His Campaigns

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN-03) is vowing to take on big pharma in his bid for Minnesota attorney general, but has received at least $100,000 in campaign donations from the pharmaceutical industry in his career. According to publicly available campaign-finance data, Ellison has taken $102,875 from the “pharmaceuticals and health products”…

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Ellison Accuser Considers ‘Walking Away’ From Democratic Party

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN-05) accuser Karen Monahan suggested over the weekend that she will join the growing number of frustrated liberal voters in “walking away” from the Democratic Party. Monahan, who claims she has been smeared and threatened since coming forward with her allegations, shared a video on Twitter published…

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Ellison Accuser Blasts ‘Bullying’ From Dems In Media Blitz

With just nine days to go before the midterm elections, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN-05) accuser Karen Monahan is speaking out on several local and national news programs. Monahan sat down with KSTP’s Eric Chaloux Tuesday for an in-person interview broadcast live throughout the state. She opened up about her “fears”…

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DFL Chairman Ken Martin’s Hypocrisy on Full Display During Wednesday Press Conference

Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party Chairman Ken Martin admitted at a Wednesday press conference that he does “not believe” Rep. Keith Ellison’s (D-MN-05) accuser. Ellison was accused of domestic abused by ex-girlfriend Karen Monahan just days before his August primary, but has repeatedly denied the accusations, and a DFL investigation into the…

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Poll: GOP’s Wardlow Leads Minnesota Attorney General Race As Embattled Ellison Falters

A surprising new poll shows Republican Doug Wardlow now leading Democrat Keith Ellison in the race for Minnesota’s attorney general. According to the new MPR News and Star Tribune poll, 43 percent of voters said they plan to support Wardlow in the midterms, while 36 percent plan to vote for…

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Three Big Lies From Keith Ellison During Sunday Night’s Debate

Sunday night’s Minnesota attorney general debate was a verbal “street-brawl” from start to finish, as one reporter put it, but at least three glaring lies spouted by Democrat Keith Ellison went unchecked by the moderators. The first came when Republican Doug Wardlow attacked Ellison for his past support of abolishing…

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DFL-Controlled Minnesota Attorney General’s Office Has History of ‘Political Subterfuge’

Leaked recordings showing that Republican Doug Wardlow plans to fire a number of Democrats if elected to the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office struck a blow to his campaign’s momentum this week. But similar tactics employed by his Democratic predecessors, both locally and nationally, have been mostly left out of the…

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Ellison Silent After Opponent Asks Him to Condemn Farrakhan Remarks

Ellison, Wardlow

Republican attorney general candidate Doug Wardlow is calling on Democratic opponent Keith Ellison to condemn the recent comments made by known anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan. “I’m not anti-Semite. I’m anti-termite,” Farrakhan said during a recent speech. His comments quickly spread on social media after Twitter announced that Farrakhan was not in…

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Minnesota Democratic Staffer Calls for Execution of Republicans

A Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party staffer recently called for the execution of Republicans after Election Day, saying they should be brought “to the guillotines.” William Davis, the DFL’s deputy communications director, made the comments on Facebook over the weekend in response to a friend’s post that encouraged Democrats to “take” their…

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DNC’s 2016 Infighting Now Coming Back to Bite Ellison

Republican Doug Wardlow is now attacking Democratic opponent Keith Ellison over a tax-evasion scandal dating back to the mid-90’s and early 2000’s. But in a twist of fate, Ellison’s tax troubles were most recently brought to light by President Barack Obama’s allies who sought to prevent Ellison from taking the…

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Ellison Lies About There Being ‘No Corroborating Witnesses’ In Investigation of Abuse Claims

During a campaign stop Tuesday, Minnesota attorney general candidate Keith Ellison seemingly lied about there being “no corroborating witnesses” in the investigation into the domestic-abuse allegations against him. When a reporter with Valley News Live mentioned the witnesses who corroborated ex-girlfriend Karen Monahan’s story, Ellison grew visibly agitated and advised…

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DFL Chair Says Ellison Scandal A ‘Concern to All Democrats’

Rep. Keith Ellison’s (D-MN-05) own party is beginning to distance itself from the candidate amid domestic-abuse allegations leveled against him in his campaign for Minnesota attorney general. Last week, Ellison was excluded from a list of President Barack Obama’s endorsements for Minnesota’s statewide races, which included 17 of Ellison’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor…

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Hennepin County Orders Release of Ellison Divorce Records Amid Abuse Allegations

A Hennepin County Family Court referee agreed to unseal Rep. Keith Ellison’s (D-MN-05) divorce records after multiple local media outlets sued to make them public. On Friday, Referee Jason Hutchison wrote in an order that the files would be unsealed for the public on Oct. 17, according to The Star…

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Minnesota AG Race Heats Up As Wardlow Slams Ellison In New Campaign Ad

Republican attorney general candidate Doug Wardlow is going after Democratic opponent Keith Ellison as “extreme” and “out of touch” in a new campaign ad. The new ad, released Wednesday, attacks Ellison for his “extreme views on open borders, his past support of cop killers and the recent allegations of domestic…

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Ellison Investigation Stalled After Local Authorities Decline Request to Review

The Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party is forwarding its investigation into Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN-05) on to local authorities as a final step in the process, but so far nobody has agreed to undertake the review. Earlier this week, The Associated Press obtained a leaked copy of the DFL’s final report on…

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Karin Housley Calls On Minnesota Attorney General’s Office to Investigate Keith Ellison

Republican Senate candidate Karin Housley called on the Minnesota Office of Attorney General to conduct an investigation into the domestic-abuse allegations against Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN-05). In a Monday statement, Housley criticized her opponent, Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN), for campaigning with Ellison while requesting a “quick and thorough” FBI investigation…

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DFL Finds Claims Against Ellison ‘Unsubstantiated’ While Wardlow Calls Investigation A ‘Sham’

Ellison, Wardlow

The Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party concluded its investigation into Keith Ellison Monday, announcing that the claims made against him are “unsubstantiated.” The DFL opened its investigation in August after Ellison, who is running for Minnesota attorney general, was accused of domestic abuse by his ex-girlfriend, Karen Monahan. The DFL hired external…

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Investigators on Ellison Case Are Democratic Donors, Have Donated to Ellison

Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party Chairman Ken Martin broke his silence Monday on the allegations against Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN-05), saying he believes the investigation will wrap up in the coming days. Ellison, who is running for Minnesota attorney general, currently faces two domestic-abuse allegations, one of which became public just days…

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Ellison Accuser Releases Texts and Additional Medical Records After ‘Dishonest’ Debate, Threatens to Release More

Karen Monahan, the second woman to accuse Keith Ellison of domestic abuse, has released text messages and additional medical records supporting her allegations after claiming that the congressman was “not being honest” during Friday night’s debate. Ellison, who is running for Minnesota attorney general, debated Republican opponent Doug Wardlow Friday…

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Ellison Suggests Accuser Fabricated Allegations, Can’t Say If Investigation Will End Before Election

During Friday night’s attorney general debate, Keith Ellison suggested that his accuser fabricated the allegations against him and couldn’t provide an answer on whether the investigation will be wrapped up before the election. Ellison is currently facing two domestic-abuse allegations, one of which surfaced in August when his ex-girlfriend accused…

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Poll Shows Democrats Don’t Believe Keith Ellison Accuser

Keith Ellison

A new poll shows that Democrat Keith Ellison holds a small lead over Republican Doug Wardlow in Minnesota’s attorney general race. According to a Star Tribune and MPR News poll, Ellison carries the support of 41 percent of voters, while Wardlow trails close behind with 36 percent. Like many races…

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Media Outlet Suing to Unseal Ellison Divorce Records While Senators Focus on Kavanaugh Allegation

Keith Ellison

A local media outlet is suing to unseal court records pertaining to Rep. Keith Ellison’s (D-MN-05) divorce as the Democratic congressman struggles to bounce back from multiple domestic-abuse allegations. “We at Alpha News believe that the voting public of Minnesota should know the contents of his sealed divorce proceeding in…

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DFL Launches Smear Site Against GOP Nominee Doug Wardlow in Close AG Race

Doug Wardlow

In a competitive race for Minnesota’s attorney general, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party has launched an entire website devoted to smearing Republican candidate Doug Wardlow. A new poll set to release Friday allegedly shows that Keith Ellison and Wardlow are in a dead heat for Minnesota’s top law enforcement position, according…

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Keith Ellison Claims He is ‘Moving Forward’ After Facing Domestic Violence Allegations

Keith Ellison

In a recent interview, Minnesota attorney general candidate Keith Ellison claimed his campaign is “moving forward” after facing domestic violence allegations. The former congressman sat down with Fox 9 Morning News Sunday, where he insisted that he is “absolutely committed to the MeToo movement.” “I think that it’s important that…

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EXCLUSIVE: MyPillow’s Mike Lindell Opens Up About Trump, Crack, ‘Evil’ Ellison, and More

Mike Lindell

Mike Lindell, founder and CEO of MyPillow, first met President Donald Trump the summer before the 2016 election. “When I met him, I go: ‘Wow, there’s nobody on this planet I’d rather have be my president than Donald Trump,’” he told The Minnesota Sun. Lindell was launched into the political…

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Pressure Continues to Build Against Keith Ellison As He Attempts to Escape Assault Accusations

Keith Ellison

Pressure is continuing to build against Keith Ellison over two domestic-violence accusations he is facing, but the former congressman shows no signs of dropping out of the race for Minnesota’s attorney general. On Tuesday, the House’s second highest-ranking Democrat Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD-05) called the accusations very “serious,” but stipulated…

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Keith Ellison’s Smear Campaign Against His Opponent Continues While He Avoids Accusations

Keith Ellison’s campaign for Minnesota attorney general is smearing Republican opponent Doug Wardlow for previously working for an organization labeled an “extremist group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). “Wardlow has proudly worked for an organization the Southern Poverty Law Center labeled an anti-LGBTQ ‘hate group,’ testified against allowing…

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GOP Candidate for Attorney General in Minnesota Says Democrat Opponent Keith Ellison ‘Not Authorized to Practice Law’ in the State

Ellison, Wardlow

In a damning Monday press release, Republican candidate for Minnesota attorney general Doug Wardlow claimed that his opponent Keith Ellison is “not authorized to practice law” in the state. According to the release, the State Office of Lawyer Registration reveals that Ellison surrendered his law license in 2012 and is…

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DNC Chair Tom Perez Runs Away When Asked If He Believes Keith Ellison Accuser

Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman Tom Perez is refusing to state whether or not he believes the recent domestic-violence allegations leveled against his right-hand-man Keith Ellison. In a recent video first obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation, Perez is shown running away as he is asked if he believes…

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NOW Calls on Keith Ellison to Drop Out of Race for Minnesota Attorney General Amid Abuse Allegations

Keith Ellison

Rep. Keith Ellison managed to win last week’s primary in his bid for Minnesota attorney general, but one organization is now calling on the controversial Democrat to drop out of the race amid abuse allegations. The Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party offered Ellison its official endorsement Saturday during its state executive committee…

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Keith Ellison Still Popular Among Dems Despite Abuse Allegations, Support of Cop Killers

Keith Ellison

Democrat Rep. Keith Ellison is facing accusations of domestic abuse from his former girlfriend, yet still managed to win in Tuesday’s primary for Minnesota attorney general. The outspoken critic of President Trump announced in June that he would be leaving his seat representing Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District, which has remained…

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