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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.)

Chief Deputy Whip

District: 5th District
Political Highlights: Minn. House, 2003-06; U.S. House of Representatives, 2007-present
Born: Aug. 4, 1963; Detroit, Mich.
Residence: Minneapolis
Religion: Muslim
Family: Divorced; four children
Education: Wayne State U., B.A. 1986; Wayne State U., attended 1986-87; U. of Minnesota, J.D. 1990
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2006 (5th term)
Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Capital Markets & Government Sponsored Enterprises; Housing and Insurance; Oversight & Investigations; Terrorism Financing Task Force)

Election History
2014generalKeith Ellison (D) 167,07970.8
Doug Daggett (R) 56,57724.0
Lee Bauer (INDC) 12,0015.1
2012generalKeith Ellison (D) 262,10274.5
Chris Fields (R) 88,75325.2
2010generalKeith Ellison (D) 154,83367.7
Joel Demos (R) 55,22224.1
Lynne Torgerson (I) 8,5483.7
Tom Schrunk (INDC) 7,4463.3
Michael Cavlan (IDP) 2,4681.1
2008generalKeith Ellison (D) 228,77670.9
Barb White (R) 71,02022.0
Bill McGaughey (INDC) 22,3186.9
2006generalKeith Ellison (D) 136,06055.6
Alan Fine (R) 52,26321.3
Tammy Lee (INDC) 51,45621.0
Jay Pond (GREEN) 4,7922.0
Roll Call Vitals


Minnesota is 35th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.