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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — DFL Attorney General candidate Keith Ellison said Wednesday his Republican challenger flip-flopped on his support for universal background checks.

Republican Doug Wardlow said in a debate last week he supports background checks, but Ellison says Wardlow changed his mind.

Wednesday, Ellison accepted the endorsement of the gun control group Protect Minnesota, which supports gun restrictions.

“Protecting our children, loved ones and neighbors from senseless gun violence should not be a partisan issue,” said Rev. Nancy Nord Bence of Protect Minnesota. “It’s something we should all agree on. That we have the right to life in this state and in this counry. And individuals with guns should not be able to take that from us.”

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A spokesman for the Wardlow campaign called Ellison’s charges “baseless and desperate.” And that Wardlow is “committed to defending and protecting all Minnesotans.”

Comments (2)
  1. Jorge Gonzalez says:

    Oh yea? Well Ellison back handed and double flipped his middle fingers to a single mom. He abuses women and Democrats stay silent. WCCO and media stay silent.

  2. Tim Neumann says:

    When will these politicians understand that criminals do not care about gun ownership laws? There percentage of stolen weapons used to commit felonies, far out paces crimes committed by registered gun owners. Duh, wake up