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Rep. Keith Ellison fine with leaving Congress if he becomes DNC chair

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One of the arguments building against Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) as the new Democratic National Committee chair is that as a sitting member of Congress he wouldn’t dedicate his full attention to the DNC. But Ellison is willing to resign if he becomes the new chair.

At a forum in Denver, Colorado Friday afternoon, Ellison explained that he’s heard the concerns from DNC members and he understands them.

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“I’ve talked with a lot of you and it’s become very apparent that many of you feel firmly about this,” Ellison said.

“Though I love being in Congress – it allows me to serve my neighbors – I think it’s more important to build and strengthen the DNC and the Democratic Party,” he continued. “And so the election is Feb. 24. There’s still many I have to talk to. I’m hoping you’ll keep your minds open as we continue to talk.”

Ellison did say that he is looking for a way to be able to do both jobs adequately, however.

“I’m in the process of deciding this issue and whether I can perform both roles. But will it be my top priority? Absolutely,” he said about the DNC gig.

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One of the many complaints against former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was that she not only had another full-time job, she could use the opportunity to help fellow members of Congress. Another conflict of interest arose when Schultz faced a primary opponent this year. The Democratic Party is to remain neutral in primaries, but it causes a problem when the chair of the party is challenged in a primary.

Former DNC chair Howard Dean dropped out of the running for chair on Friday afternoon.

Ellison has been in the House since 2007 and is a co-chair of the Progressive Caucus. He’s already earned the endorsement from Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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‘How Marie Antoinette’: Ivanka Trump ignites a wave of mockery with her latest out-of-touch tweet

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Over the weekend, Ivanka Trump tried to merge her interest in fashion with U.S. economic growth, tweeting about a new Louis Vuitton factory opening in Texas.

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Democrats have crossed over the line of partisan politics and have undertaken a seditious conspiracy to overthrow the people’s president.

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Drunken racist survives crazed attack on cops who woke him up in parking lot and called his dad

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The 25-year-old Crystal gave police several fake names and was "very resistive," officers said, and he was handcuffed and placed into a police vehicle.

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