Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Wednesday formally endorsed Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) to lead the Democratic National Committee.
Warren, who said Ellison would be a “terrific” choice for the position on Friday, joins a long list of politicians, party officials, and labor leaders who have already endorsed the congressman, who formally announced Monday that he would seek the position.
“I admire Keith’s values, his grit, and his dedication to making this country work not just for some of our kids but for all of them,” Warren said in a statement.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the new minority leader in that chamber, and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) also indicated their support of Ellison’s candidacy last week. Outgoing minority leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) endorsed Ellison for the role on Sunday.
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who was a candidate in the Democratic presidential primaries, bowed out of the race for DNC chair on Wednesday, leaving Ellison a clearer favorite for the job.
While I’m grateful to the friends who have urged me to consider running for DNC Chair, I will not be seeking our Party’s Chairmanship (2/2)
— Martin O’Malley (@MartinOMalley) November 16, 2016