New Hampshire Democrat drops bid to head DNC, backs Ellison

After picking up California support, Rep. Keith Ellison gets more Western Democrats to back him for party chair

"We believe he can activate the millennial base of the party by working with the movements we have powered", they wrote.

Ellison gave Sanders his second congressional endorsement in October 2015.

Bernie Sanders, the popular Democratic presidential candidate who many suggest was cheated out of the party nomination during the primaries, has gone all in for Ellison. The former committee chair, Rep.

The victor will take over from interim leader Donna Brazile, who stepped in for Debbie Wasserman-Schultz after she resigned in July following the release of a series of damaging WikiLeaks emails that showed her and the Democratic Establishment colluding against Sen.

Party leaders are aware of the tension.

It could turn other contenders - especially South Carolina Democratic chairman Jaime Harrison, Idaho Democratic Party executive director Sally Boynton Brown and Buttigieg - into kingmakers when Democrats gather Saturday in Atlanta for what could be several rounds of balloting to select the party leader. They need to start representing the growing progressivism of their voters, both because we need to address the large empty space in American politics where the left should be, and because it is the road to electoral success.

Keith Ellison exchanged some tweets this morning.

"He knows that in order to fight back against Trump and Republicans, we must unite as Democrats". "S$3 econd, the next chairman of the party will hold the balance, going forward, on the makeup of the DNC Unity Reform Commission".

Wednesday's DNC chair debate will air at 10 p.m. EST (7 p.m. PST).

The president tweeted faint praise for Rep. Keith Ellison, saying the Minnesota congressman 'predicted early that I would win!'

It should be mentioned that it'd also be meaningful for Ellison - the first Muslim elected to Congress - to be given an even more central role, given the harnessing of Islamophobia from the other side of the political spectrum. He's just one of over a half dozen candidates vying take leadership of the Democratic Party.

Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez is running for DNC Chair. Ellison is picking up the mantle of the insurgency that led to Sen. Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairman Marcel Groen was annoyed recently when a group tweeted to urge followers to call him to show support for Mr. Ellison.