Somewhat lost in the reverie of Democratic gains in this week's voting was the election of Keith Ellison in Minnsota. Ellison, a state representative, won the Democratic primary in August to fill the seat vacated by retiring Congressman Martin Sabo. To win the primary in Minnesota is akin to winning the election outright, so when he did win a seat in Congress this week, no one was surprised. Ellison becomes the first Muslim to be elected to Congress.

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