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KEITH ELLISON

The top priority for Minnesota anti-abortion groups following the overturning of Roe v. Wade is winning elections in November. But even with the state Legislature and governor's office, passing sweeping bans could be a far reach.
“No one who travels from another state to seek an abortion that’s legal in Minnesota is going to be prosecuted,” the attorney general said. “I will oppose extradition requests from other states for people who’ve engaged in legal conduct in Minnesota.”
Between Jan. 1 and May 31, Gov. Tim Walz’s reelection campaign raised nearly $1.8 million and now has $4.46 million on hand heading into the summer. Republican challenger Scott Jensen raised about $472,000 in the same period and had $663,000 on hand as of May 31.
Ellison received resounding support for his work over the last four years.

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