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Jehron Muhammad: Campaign against Muslim U.S. Rep. Ellison a double standard

December 21, 2016 GMT

By Staff

America’s first Muslim congressmen, Keith Ellison, D-Minn., should be a shoo-in to become America’s first Muslim DNC chair with former Democratic National Chairman Howard Dean taking himself out of the race.

Ellison has received backing from the Democrats biggest stars including Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, and the new Senate Minority leader, Chuck Schumer. The other major candidate to lead the DNC is Labor Secretary Tom Perez.

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