Keith Ellison, the Dem candidate for Minnesota AG, chosen by the vast majority of DFL delegates, really has it all.
He’s been accused of abuse by two women. He was a member of the Nation of Islam racist hate group. He’s since then hooked up with a variety of pro-terrorist Islamist groups. And apparently there’s the Communism. Never has a candidate represented the leftist id so well.
Jeryl Bier, who has been working the Ellison beat for a while, has the exclusive report.
But less commonly known is another radical association of Ellison’s: a decade-long relationship with Marxist University of Minnesota professor and 1974 Communist Party gubernatorial candidate in Minnesota, Erwin Marquit. Marquit helped launch Ellison’s national political career in 2006 using Marquit’s political connections, anti-war associations, personal donations, and hosting at least four fundraisers over the years for Ellison in the Marquit home near Cedar Lake in the Bryn Mawr section of Minneapolis.
Okay, but how much of a Communism was he really?
Marquit, the “state’s best-known Communist” according to a Minneapolis Star-Tribune profile published shortly before Marquit’s death from cancer in 2015, openly supported Ellison from the start. In his Memoirs of a Lifelong Communist, Marquit wrote that he and his wife Doris actively solicited backing for Ellison as early as May 2006, sought signatures for a letter of support for Ellison that was circulated among anti-Iraq war activists, and hosted the first fundraiser for Ellison in their home in July 2006.
It doesn’t get better than the best-known Communist.
Although Erwin Marquit died in 2015, Minnesota’s “best-known Communist” helped Keith Ellison, now the No. 2 official at the Democratic National Committee and current candidate for attorney general in Minnesota, in no fewer than five campaigns, including Ellison’s inaugural run that set in motion his rise to national prominence. During that time period, Marquit still occasionally wrote for the website of the Communist Party USA, and Marquit was a delegate to the National Convention of the Communist Party USA right up through 2014, the year before his death.
Though Ellison has tried to distance himself repeatedly from Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, the congressman has never distanced himself from Marquit
Why would he? Now that the Dems have normalized Socialism, Communism is next. The New York Times has been at it for some time.
Don’t worry. It’ll be the good kind of Communism. Nordic Communism.