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Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison loses bid to lead the national Democratic Party to Tom Perez, a former labor secretary and former assistant U.S. attorney general who visited Cleveland in 2013 relative to excessive force killings by police that resulted in a consent decree for police reforms....Obama and Valerie Jarrett backed Lopez, while U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders backed Ellison....Whom did the Ohio Democratic congressional delegation support between Ellison and Perez, if at all, including U.S. Reps Fudge, Kaptur, Ryan and Beatty, and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown?....Perez is the first Latino-American chair of the DNC, and Ellison lost the DNC chairmanship fight following President Trump's on-hold Muslim band.....By editor Kathy Wray Coleman of and, Ohio's Black digital news leaders

U.S. Representative Keith Ellison of Minnesota  (left), who is Black and the first Muslim elected to congress, lost his bid for chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Saturday, Feb 25, to former U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, a Civil Rights lawyer and a former U.S. assistant attorney general under former attorney general Eric Holder. The first Latino-American to lead the National Democratic Party, Perez was supported in his bid by former president Barack Obama and former Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, among others, while Ellison was supported by the Old Guard and  some liberal-minded congressional Democrats like Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, whom he supported over Hillary Clinton regarding Sanders' failed bid for president in 2016. The Democratic nominee, Clinton lost to now President Donald Trump, the Republican, nominee,  in the November general election, an unprecedented election that has rocked the Democratic Party. ( www.clevelandurbanne