MINNESOTA: Keith Ellison Defeats Hate Group Lawyer

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports:

DFLer Keith Ellison was elected Minnesota attorney general, defeating Republican Doug Wardlow in a bitterly contested race that attracted national attention from both political parties.

In a campaign marked by allegations of domestic abuse and an intense spotlight on their pasts, the candidates presented voters with starkly different visions for how they would lead the office and spent months painting each other as radicals from opposing ends of the political spectrum.

Ellison, who is also deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, rose to national political prominence since becoming the nation’s first Muslim congressman in 2007.

Until last year, Doug Wardlow worked as a lawyer for the viciously anti-LGBT hate group Alliance Defending Freedom.