Dibble to Run if Ellison Steps Down

Senator Scott Dibble (DFL-Minneapolis)

Congressman Keith Ellison has his eye on becoming the DNC Chairman, and as Alpha News reported, has said that he will leave congress if he is chosen for the job.  Minnesota State Senator Scott Dibble (DFL-Minneapolis) has announced he will run for Ellison’s seat if it is vacated.

“If Keith decides to step away from Congress, I am prepared to and will run to fill his seat,” Dibble said. “I am prepared to and will build on his outstanding work as a movement builder and generator of progressive ideas to improve people’s lives. Until that times comes, I will continue to support Keith as my Congressman.” (Star Tribune)

Dibble was elected to a fifth term in November.  He is currently Senate Transportation Committee Chair.  Notable legislation sponsored by Dibble include the anti-bullying bill, same-sex marriage and medical marijuana bills.