Black Muslim beats Orthodox Jew in Minnesota Race

Alan Fine who often attended the Orthodox shul in St. Louis Park, MN, lost his congressional race to the black, muslim candidate Keith Ellison. Fine, a bright and presentable candidate, messed up numerous opportunities to make inroads in this political race. Ellison was linked to black radical Farrakhan but nevertheless, got the endorsement of the local newspaper, the American Jewish World. It was easy sailing from that point into a major landslide for Ellison. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports:
Keith Ellison was a minor figure as a two-term state representative from Minneapolis. Now, across the nation and the world, he might become Minnesota's best-known voice.

The 43-year-old fiery stump speaker, an easy winner Tuesday in the 5th Congressional District, becomes Minnesota's first black congressman and America's first Muslim on Capitol Hill. As a result, he dons the mantle of ambassador to the world's second largest religion.

With 91 percent of the vote counted, the Democratic candidate and champion of liberal issues garnered 56 percent of the vote. Republican Alan Fine and Independence Party candidate Tammy Lee were tied at 21 percent, and seat-of-the-pants campaigner Jay Pond, a Green Party candidate who rode his bicycle to campaign stops, was polling 2 percent.

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