Rep. Keith Ellison works to position himself as a leading economic voice on the left

  • Article by: JIM SPENCER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 2, 2013 - 4:23 PM

WASHINGTON – In 2008, when Democratic firebrand Keith Ellison was deciding how to vote on an $800 billion bank bailout, one of the first calls he made was to ex-Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson, a Republican.

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