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Republican Reaction To Keith Ellison’s Presidential Endorsement

Chair Calls Endorsement “More of the Same”

Ellison SandersFifth Congressional District Republican Party Chair David Pascoe criticized Keith Ellison’s endorsement of Bernie Sanders on Monday. In a statement to GOP activists, he derided the choice and Ellison’s record.

Pascoe said: “It’s no surprise that I’m criticizing Keith Ellison and it’s not really a surprise that Ellison would endorse Sanders. I applaud the Congressman for not jumping on the ultimately doomed Hillary bandwagon, but his support for Sanders is disappointing. Ellison and Sanders both say they favor individual civic engagement but whenever they put forth a solution to a problem it always involves a massive expansion of the federal government. The endorsement is more of the same from Ellison, a congressman who is most adept at self-promotion and lip-service to the problems of the people in his district.”

The Fifth Congressional District Republican Party is a grassroots organization focused on common sense, individualized solutions to the problems of people in the West Metro and Minneapolis. We endorse fiscal discipline, civil rights, and local control of government.