Ellison’s Lead Vanishing Amid Domestic Abuse Allegations

Embattled Democrat Rep. Keith Ellison’s lead in the Minnesota Attorney General election appears to be vanishing amid allegations of domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend.

Ellison’s lead has taken a dramatic cut since Karen Monahan came forward with her story in August detailing the physical and emotional abuse she suffered allegedly at the hands of Ellison.

Recent polls indicate he is in a dead heat race with Republican opponent Doug Wardlow. Forty percent of surveyed voters said the domestic abuse allegations “are a factor” in whether to vote for the Democrat.