Ellison, pressed over abuse allegation, takes it to voters

Ellison, pressed over abuse allegation, takes it to voters
Rep. Keith Ellison speaks to supporters after winning the Democratic nomination for Attorney General during his primary party at Nomad World Pub, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Minneapolis. (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison is answering calls to quit his state’s attorney general race following allegations of domestic abuse by hitting the campaign trail.

Ellison is visiting north Minneapolis on Friday to knock on doors and talk to voters.

He won this week’s Democratic primary just days after a former girlfriend accused him of sending threatening texts and dragging her off a bed. Ellison has denied the allegation, and says a supposed video of the attack does not exist.

Minnesota Democrats so far are standing behind Ellison, while saying they are looking into the accusations. Other groups, including the National Organization for Women, say he should leave the race.