Ellison: Farrakhan Controversy Is a ‘Diversion’ and a ‘Way To Defeat My Candidacy’
ELLISON: "Asking me about the gentleman you mentioned doesn’t do anything to help people understand where I’m coming from. So, at the end of the day, it’s distraction, it’s diversion and just a way to try to defeat my candidacy."
REID: "Also a way to divide you with Jewish Democrats, right?"
ELLISON: "The Democratic Party enjoys 71% from the Jewish community absolutely need it. Fundamental and important to our success. We value and prize our Jewish support from the Democratic Party. And we know Republicans don’t like it and they’re going to try to wedge it. But what I say is let’s hang together. We have more in common and we’re going to stick together."