Who is Keith Ellison?

Who is Keith Ellison?

Featured image Our friend Roger Kimball has tuned in to the trial of Derek Chauvin in a major way. Roger has accordingly noted the role played by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison in the case, as he did in his current Spectator column “Justice for Derek Chauvin.” Last night Roger forwarded a message he had received in response to his column quoting one of Ellison’s two contributions to the University of Minnesota »

Keith Ellison for dummies

Featured image I wrote the Weekly Standard article “Louis Farrakhan’s first congressman” and wrote the companion Power Line post “Keith Ellison for dummies” in October 2006, when Ellison was on the verge of election to Congress representing Minnesota’s Fifth District. I was provoked to write these pieces by the poor job Minneapolis’s Star Tribune had done documenting Ellison’s troubling past. Indeed, I had been contacted by several prominent Democrats who had dealt »

Ellison enters stage left

Featured image It has been my mission since June 2006 to id. Keith Ellison for what he is. A/k/a Keith X Ellison and Keith Ellison-Muhammad, he first rose to prominence in Minneapolis as a local leader of the Nation of Islam and supporter of the Vice Lords gangbangers who murdered Minneapolis Police Department Officer Jerry Haaf with a shot in the back in 1992. “The Vice Lords wanted to kill a cop. »

Helping Dave Orrick get Ellison straight

Featured image I tweeted my post on Dave Orrick’s St. Paul Pioneer Press story “A lot of cops don’t like Keith Ellison. How’s that going to work when he’s attorney general?” Citing my August 15 Weekly Standard column “Can Keith Ellison turn lawman?,” I criticized Orrick’s Pioneer Press story as being late and pathetic. Orrick responded with a tweet citing his November 1 Pioneer Press article “Keith Ellison, Louis Farrakhan, and ‘cop »

The Ellison question: Just shut up

Featured image Turning his Fifth District congressional seat over to Ilhan Omar, Keith Ellison was elected Minnesota Attorney General last month. Entering the race after the DFL had held its convention and endorsed him for reelection to Congress, The position of Minnesota Attorney General is of limited interest, but Ellison has been a national figure since his election to Congress in 2006 as the first Muslim. Indeed, he currently serves as deputy »

The role of the Star Tribune

Featured image Yesterday morning John and I spoke to a group of Republican businessmen and attorneys (“Minnesota Rough Riders”) about this past Tuesday’s election results. As I recall below, John and I last spoke to the group about Rathergate in November 2004. This year we were invited to provide our retrospective on the elections. John looked back at the national results; I looked back at Minnesota’s. Today the Star Tribune runs reporter »

A message to Stephen Montemayor

Featured image The Star Tribune’s Stephen Montemayor has a story this morning on the highly competitive Minnesota attorney general contest pitting Keith Ellison against Doug Wardlow. Montemayor’s story is “Minn. attorney general race attacks continue as campaign counts down to finish.” I have emailed the following message to Steve this morning (I will immediately post any response received from him): Steve: I am mystified by your story today. It is not apparent »

The X factor in Minnesota

Featured image Keith X Ellison was the Minnesota DFL attorney general candidate’s second of three adopted Nation of Islam pseudonyms. The third time around Ellison moved on to run for office in 1998 as Keith Ellison-Muhammad, an acknowledged member of the well-known hate cult. Yet Ellison has professed ignorance of the cult’s tenets and denied involvement in the cult for anything other than a limited period of time around the Million Man »

From the Ellison files

Featured image Although the Twin Cities newspapers have taken a deep dive into GOP attorney general candidate Doug Wardlow’s early teenage years, neither the Star Tribune nor the Pioneer Press has consulted its archives to revisit stories that bear on DFL candidate Keith Ellison’s fitness for office. It is such a phenomenon that makes us detest them as partisan and dishonest rags. Take, for example, Ellison’s support for the killers of Minneapolis »

Minnesota’s apostle of hate

Featured image Keith Ellison is Minnesota’s incumbent Fifth District congressman, deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee and DFL candidate for Minnesota attorney general. He was a long-time apostle of hate on behalf of Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, though the local Minnesota media haven’t gotten around to revisiting the issue as Ellison seeks statewide office. Now he is an apostle of hate on behalf of the causes of the »

Speaking of turkeys

Featured image The Minnesota attorney general’s race offers a fascinating case study in the current state of the Democratic Party. DFL candidate is a radical leftist who is unfit for office. His political career is predicated on bald lies minimizing his long and active membership in the Nation of Islam hate cult. He is a long-time hater of the police, the record of which he has lied about in the current campaign »

Ellison falls behind Wardlow

Featured image In the race for Minnesota attorney general, the Star Tribune reports the results of its current Star Tribune/MPR Minnesota Poll. The poll shows that Extreme Keith Ellison has fallen behind Doug Wardlow, 43-37. Except in the context of the challenge this race has posed for Republicans over the past 50 years, the numbers are not impressive. However, looking at the internal breakdown the Star Tribune has posted here, Ellison has »

Ellison & Wardlow debate

Featured image KSTP-TV hosted a debate last night between Minnesota attorney general candidates Keith Ellison and Doug Wardlow. I have posted the video below. The Star Tribune covers the debate along with a few others in cursory fashion here. In this morning’s Hot Dish Politics newsletter, the Star Tribune’s Patrick Coolican passes along this assessment by MPR”s Brian Bakst: “I’ve covered politics in Minnesota for 20 years. I can’t think of a »

Sinema/Ellison 2020

Featured image Kyrsten Sinema and Keith Ellison have a lot in common. They are both prominent Democrats. Sinema represents Arizona in Congress; Ellison represents Minnesota and holds down another job as deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Sinema now seeks to represent Arizona in the Senate; Ellison now seeks to become Minnesota attorney general. And both have long careers reflecting radical views that they now mask. They lie boldly about their »

Karen Monahan speaks

Featured image Karen Monahan is Keith Ellison’s #MeToo nemesis. Ellison is the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Party candidate for the office of Minnesota Attorney General. Ellison’s abuse of Karen Monahan — the least of his disqualifications from office, but certainly a timely one for Democrats to confront — was voluminously documented in attorney Susan Ellingstad’s investigation of the incident (see report below). I wrote about the »

Exposing extreme Ellison

Featured image Republican attorney general candidate Doug Wardlow is a serious man waging a hard-hitting campaign against the Democrats’ Keith Ellison. The Wardlow campaign has released the tough ad below, dubbing the Democratic candidate “Extreme Ellison.” I judge that to be an exemplary deployment of truth in advertising. Stephen Montemayor takes up the advertisement in the Star Tribune story “Keith Ellison talks labor, unions in Rochester as Doug Wardlow attacks him in »

Huffpost’s Ellison elision

Featured image Take a look at how Huffpost’s Daniel Marans covers for Keith Ellison’s long-time membership in the Nation of Islam hate cult and past support of cop killers in “Racism Rears Its Head In Keith Ellison’s Attorney General Race.” Marans has no shame. Ellison’s past causes are of course an embarrassment to him as he seeks the office of Minnesota attorney general, the state’s chief law enforcement officer. He continues to »