Keith Ellison Statement on Vice-President Biden

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Via Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Keith Ellison issued the following statement on Vice-President Biden:

“I admire and respect Vice-President Biden. He has given great service to our country as a US Senator and in the White House. 

“Vice-President Biden is known for loyalty to people he has worked with, and I can certainly appreciate him wanting to support Tom, who worked in the Administration. 

“Democrats in every community tell me that winning elections is the number one job of the next DNC chair. I have won 16 primaries and general elections. 

“They want a DNC chair who has a track record of helping Democrats win elections up and down the ballot, which I have. They want a DNC chair who has helped build state parties, which I have. They want a DNC chair who will commit to focus on the states and not the beltway, which I will. They want a DNC chair who is a proven organizer, which I have been my whole life. This is why I am honored to have the support of labor organizations like AFL-CIO, United Steelworkers, and UNITE HERE; progressive groups like MoveOn and Democracy for America; and over 600,000 people who have signed petitions in support of my campaign to be DNC Chair. 

“At the end of the day, I think we can all agree that the DNC Chair must be the choice of the rank-and-file Democratic Party members across the nation. 

“DNC members know I have worked my heart out to help them win in their states, and I will do this every day if I become the next chair of the party.”