Keith Ellison is running for state Attorney General, which is causing a huge progressive ripple effect for his seat. Ilhan Omar just filed to run for it, as did state senator Patricia Torres-Ray.

The gubernatorial race has Erin Murphy, a former executive of the Nurses Association, running for Governor with Erin Maye Quade, a queer biracial State Rep (the one who brought attention to sexual harassment in MN politics) as her Lieutenant. And they’re running against Tim Walz, the highest ranking former military member to be elected to state congress, and Peggy Flanagan, a Native American woman who successfully advocated to raise the state minimum wage.

Basically, we have a ton of qualified progressives. This could be awesome or terrible.