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Thu Dec 15, 2016, 04:17 PM

Keith Ellison endorses Stephen Bittel in Miami-Dade Democratic Party race

Source: The Miami Herald

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, the frontrunner to head the national Democratic Party, is throwing his support behind a candidate in a controversial Miami-Dade County Democratic Party race.

On Thursday, Ellison endorsed Coconut Grove developer Stephen Bittel for Miami-Dade committeeman, Bittel confirmed to the Miami Herald. The race might seem minor, but whoever wins -- Bittel or state Sen. Dwight Bullard of Cutler Bay -- will likely by default become the next Florida Democratic Party chairman.

Bullard, an early Bernie Sanders supporter, drew the backing earlier this year of Sanders' political organization, Our Revolution. Ellison was one of Sanders' most prominent supporters, so it's noteworthy that he backed Bittel instead. Bittel was national finance co-chair of the Democratic National Committee, which Ellison is hoping to lead.

Bittel told the Herald Ellison's endorsement "validates my progressive credentials with the grassroots. It tells them I'm a guy with the right heart."

Read more: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2016/12/keith-ellison-endorses-stephen-bittel-in-miami-dade-democratic-party-race.html

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msongs Dec 2016 #1
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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Dec 15, 2016, 04:52 PM

1. so he's goona start endorsing his faves yet wants to be a neutral DNC chair. hmmm nt

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Thu Dec 15, 2016, 05:30 PM

2. As of today, I'm favoring Perez. n/t

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