Sunday, February 26, 2017

😻 Meet The New DNC Boss; Why Tom Perez won😻


Ellison loses bid to lead Democrats, will stay in Congress

Minneapolis Star Tribune - ‎14 hours ago‎
Kevin D. Liles, New York Times Thomas Perez, the former labor secretary, hugged Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota at the Democratic National Committee's winter meeting in Atlanta on Saturday. Perez narrowly beat Ellison in a run-off vote to serve as the ...

Rep. Keith Ellison loses bid for DNC chair to Tom Perez

Minneapolis Star Tribune - ‎14 hours ago‎
Keith Ellison lost his bid for the DNC chair in the second round of voting to Tom Perez. The vote was 235-200. After the ... Keith Ellison by a small margin after the first round of voting Saturday in the race to lead the Democratic Party, but Perez ...

What Ellison's DNC Chair Loss Means For The Democratic Party

CBS Local - ‎5 hours ago‎
Minnesota Republican Party Chairman Keith Downey issued a statement that reads: “In a move that shows just how far left, radical, and disconnected they have become, Democrats elected Tom Perez as DNC chair and Congressman Keith Ellison as deputy ...

Working Families Party Head Decries Tom Perez's Defeat of Keith Ellison for DNC Chair

Observer - ‎12 hours ago‎
The national director for the New York State-based Working Families Party decried Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison's loss to ex-Labor Secretary Tom Perez in the battle to lead the Democratic National Committee in the vote held this afternoon in Atlanta.

Tom Perez Isn't As Liberal As Keith Ellison, But He's Still Pretty Progressive

FiveThirtyEight - ‎13 hours ago‎
But Perez's win deals an undeniable morale blow to the Sanders-supporting wing of the Democratic Party, which feels that the party's loss in November was something of a referendum on the status quo. Nina Turner, a prominent Sanders-turned-Ellison ...

Pro-Israel Democrats Relieved by Keith Ellison's Defeat as Spotlight Shifts From Israel Rift

Haaretz - ‎11 hours ago‎
Keith Ellison in the battle to lead the DNC was welcomed by many pro-Israel Democrats with a mixture of joy and relief. A victory by Ellison, who had received much criticism for past statements he made against the Jewish state and for his ties to anti ...

Congressman Keith Ellison loses bid to lead national Democratic Party Press - ‎10 hours ago‎
Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn, listens as newly elected Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez gives a victory speech during the general session of the DNC winter meeting in Atlanta, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Perez picked runner-up Ellison to be ...

Why Tom Perez won

Vox - ‎10 hours ago‎
Hundreds of campaign posters were scattered across the room — dozens of Rep. Keith Ellison's green signs lay on the floor next to a three-foot pile of white-and-blue ads for Vice Chair candidate Michael Blake. “You see these signs out here? Never has ...

Democrats Elect Thomas Perez, Establishment Favorite, as Party Chairman

New York Times - ‎13 hours ago‎
ATLANTA — Former Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee on Saturday, narrowly defeating Representative Keith Ellison of Minnesota to take the helm of a still-divided party stunned by President Trump's ...

Keith Ellison Supporters Warn Of Fallout If He Loses DNC Chair Race

Huffington Post - ‎Feb 21, 2017‎
Ellison backers acknowledge that the liberal protest movement that has taken shape since President Donald Trump's inauguration ― not the DNC race ― has become the focus of grassroots energy. A loss for Ellison now could limit the party's ability to ...

Progressives threaten revolt after DNC vote

CNN - ‎6 hours ago‎
ATLANTA (CNN) Progressive activists lashed out at the Democratic Party on Saturday after their choice to lead its national committee, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, was defeated by former Obama administration Labor Secretary Tom Perez in a tight and ...

WATCH: New DNC Chairman Tom Perez suspends committee rules to name Keith Ellison as deputy

Raw Story - ‎12 hours ago‎
... discussed with a good friend, and his name is Keith Ellison,” he said during his acceptance speech, according to “The motion I would like to make to the body is a motion suspending the rules, if I may, to appoint Keith Ellison deputy ...

Tom Perez appoints Keith Ellison as DNC Deputy Chairman

KMSP-TV - ‎10 hours ago‎
It took two ballots before the race was decided, but in the end, Perez defeated Ellison by 35 votes. Despite the lossEllison is not leaving Atlanta empty-handed. New chair Tom Perez immediately appointed Ellison to be the deputy chair of the DNC.

Michael Moore Urges DNC to Pick Ellison, Own Up to Clinton's Loss

Newsmax - ‎15 hours ago‎
Filmmaker Michael Moore Saturday urged members of the Democratic National Committee to pick Rep. Keith Ellison as the organization's new chairman, saying he is the "fearless leader" needed to bring the party back to power while urging the party to own ...

Tom Perez elected new DNC chairman, beating out Rep. Keith Ellison

New York Daily News - ‎14 hours ago‎
Democrats named former Obama labor secretary Tom Perez Saturday as the party's new national chairman. Perez beat out Keith Ellison, a Minnesota congressman, in the second round of voting Saturday by Democratic National Committee members at their ...

Keith Ellison loses to Tom Perez in DNC contest - ‎13 hours ago‎
Members of the Democratic National Committee, the party's administrative and fund-raising arm, chose Tom Perez over Keith Ellison, the Minnesota Congress member, following two rounds of voting on Saturday. Perez will face challenges in trying to unify ...

Perez wins race to lead national Democrats - ‎11 hours ago‎
Keith Ellison, deputy chairman in a gesture of unity. “They're going to study this era ... Even with the energy provided by opposition to President Trump and with the words of unity, Ellison's loss was a blow to the party's liberal wing. Activists ...

Keith Ellison, Marred by Allegations of anti-Semitism, Loses to Tom Perez in Bid to Lead Democratic Party

Haaretz - ‎7 hours ago‎
Keith Ellison, a liberal Minnesota congressman, failed in his bid to become the new Democratic chairman on Saturday after losing to Tom Perez, labor secretary under former President Barack Obama, in the vote's second ballot. ... National Committee ...

Tom Perez Wins DNC Chair, Names Keith Ellison Deputy, After Brutal Race

Forward - ‎8 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (JTA) – Tom Perez, the former Labor Department secretary, was elected Democratic National Committee chairman and immediately named his rival, Keith Ellison, as his deputy. Perez was elected Saturday on the second ballot, winning 235 ...

Source: Perez narrowly leads Ellison in nail-bitingly close race to lead the DNC

Mic - ‎Feb 24, 2017‎
With less than a day to go until the election, the race between Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison and former Labor Secretary Tom Perez is neck and neck. ... Wong said an Ellison loss would be viewed by Sanders supporters as a major disappointment.

Ex-Clinton spokesman: 'Ellison too liberal to run DNC'

The Hill (blog) - ‎Feb 24, 2017‎
Keith Ellison is "too liberal" to be the head of the Democratic National Committee. “You're ... The battle for DNC chair has become a fight over the direction of the Democratic Party in the wake of Clinton's loss, with Ellison representing its emerging ...

Tom Perez Edges Out Keith Ellison for Democratic Party Chair

AlterNet - ‎12 hours ago‎
The former labor secretary Tom Perez is the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). His victory in Atlanta on Saturday saw him make history as the first Latino to lead the party but left progressives who backed his main opponent, US ...

Keith Ellison: Blacks have no 'obligation' to obey government - ‎20 hours ago‎
(Daily Caller) Democratic congressman and DNC chair front-runner Keith Ellison once said that “black people don't live in a democracy” and “don't have an obligation” to obey the government. Ellison made the comments at a 1992 protest after white police ...

The DNC race is a choice for Democrats to look to the future or stay stuck in the past

Quartz - ‎Feb 24, 2017‎
While there are nine (remaining) candidates, there are two clear front runners: Representative Keith Ellison of Minnesota and former Secretary of Labor Tom Perez. ... Even more than seats and state houses, these are the losses that haunt this DNC election.

Tom Perez elected to chair DNC, names defeated Keith Ellison as his deputy

The Times of Israel - ‎13 hours ago‎
“So glad Tom Perez won and even happier Israel proved not to be an issue,” Steve Rabinowitz told The Times of Israel. “Keith Ellison's record on Israel was an unfortunate distraction in a campaign about almost everything else. Tom has a lot of work to ...

Could Keith Ellison Be Catapulted to Lead the Democratic Party? - ‎Feb 22, 2017‎
Minnesota congressman Keith Ellison could take the helm of the Democratic National Committee this weekend in Atlanta as the party makes decisions on its future at its winter meeting. The Democrats, hurting over the loss of the presidential race and ...

Obama's Former Labor Secretary Elected DNC Chairman Over Keith Ellison

Washington Free Beacon - ‎12 hours ago‎
Obama's Former Labor Secretary Elected DNC Chairman Over Keith Ellison. Ellison named deputy chair ... in the hands of Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, a close ally of Bernie Sanders during the 2016 Democratic primary and the candidate of the more liberal ...

Democrats pick Perez to lead party against Trump

Reuters - ‎12 hours ago‎
Members of the Democratic National Committee, the administrative and fundraising arm of the party, picked Perez on the second round of voting over U.S. Representative Keith Ellison, a liberal from Minnesota. Following one of the most crowded and ...

The Case for Tom Perez Makes No Sense

New Republic - ‎Feb 23, 2017‎
His supporters say he's just as progressive as Keith Ellison. So why bother fielding him at all ... Barack Obama. At stake is whether Democrats, humbled by their recent losses, are prepared to relinquish some control to the newly empowered progressive ...

Ellison courts last-minute support in Atlanta ahead of Democratic Party chair vote

Minneapolis Star Tribune - ‎Feb 23, 2017‎
David Wallace, Associated Press U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, right, a candidate for the Democratic National Committee chair hugs U.S. Representative Keith Ellison, MN-5, also a candidate also for the DNC chair, during the DNC Future of the Party ...

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