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  Jesse Jackson campaigns for Keith Ellison in Minneapolis
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ContributorThe Oncoming Storm 
Last EditedThe Oncoming Storm  Jul 07, 2006 10:48am
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News DateFriday, June 30, 2006 04:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionMinneapolis, Minn. — The rally for Keith Ellison was held in the middle of a field at a north Minneapolis park. In the sweltering heat and oppressive humidity, about 100 supporters came out to support Ellison and cheer for Jesse Jackson.

Ellison, who won the DFL endorsement, still faces challenges in the party primary from former state senator Ember Reichgott Junge, former DFL Party Chair Mike Erlandson and Minneapolis city council member Paul Ostrow. Ellison is also facing questions and criticism about his past relationship with the Nation of Islam. Ellison has admitted to supporting some of the views of Nation leader Louis Farrakhan, but he has distanced himself from Farrakhan's anti-Semitic and anti-gay statements.
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