U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate for Minnesota attorney general who won Tuesday's primary election, received the endorsement of the party on Saturday amid allegations of domestic abuse.
Delegates gathered at a meeting of the DFL State Central Committee in Cambridge, Minn., on Saturday. In a vote conducted using paper ballots instead of a voice vote, 82 percent of delegates supported endorsing Ellison for the November general election.
After the vote, state DFL Chairman Ken Martin issued a statement saying the party "stands with (Ellison) in his campaign and we look forward to working together to keep this seat." Ellison was in attendance at the gathering but left after the vote.