Keith Ellison Statement on South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg Entering DNC Race

Thursday, January 5, 2016

Via Press Release

Washington, DC – Keith Ellison released the following statement after South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg entered the race for DNC Chair:
“I welcome Pete Buttigieg to the race for DNC Chair. We need more young and energetic elected officials in our party. Pete showed tremendous courage during his re-election campaign when he came out - no easy thing to do in a red-state like Indiana in the middle of an election. I look forward to discussing the future of our party with him in this race.

“We've shown just how effective aggressive campaigning can be in Minnesota, where no Republican has been elected to statewide office in 10 years. That's because Democrats unite with the grassroots and focus all year long on turning out the vote. That is how we win and that is how we take our country back.”