Minnesota State Representative Keith Ellison (http://www.blackpolicy.org/black-races.php?s=MN), a candidate for the US House in Minnesota's fifth congressional district, finds himself in the implosion category.
Over the past few weeks and months the media has covered stories about:
1. The suspension of his driver's license for 38 unpaid parking tickets;
2. 17 moving violations since 1990;
3. The lack of tax payments to both the IRS and the state in five of eight years in the 1990's, totaling over $19,000 resulting in a lien being placed on his house and car; and
4. The late filing of Federal Campaign Finance forms.
While the taxes and tickets have been paid, the steady drip of bad media may cost Rep. Ellison in the four person primary election to be held on September 12th. Ellison shocked the political world by winning the DFL's convention in May and was consider the leading contender to replace retiring Congressman Martin Sabo.