Eli Yokley



Eli is a Reporter at Morning Consult covering politics and campaigns.

Washington Brief: Keith Ellison Denies Domestic Abuse Allegations Ahead of State Attorney General Primary

By Eli Yokley Top Stories Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) denied allegations Sunday of abuse of a former girlfriend, days before he faces voters in a primary election for the party’s nomination for Minnesota attorney general. Ellison, a six-term congressman, is perceived as the front-runner in the attorney general race. (MPR News) Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former adviser […]

Washington Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Eli Yokley Week in Review The Trump administration Lawyers for President Donald Trump rejected an offer by special counsel Robert Mueller for an interview with the president on the Russia investigation, the latest move in the back and forth between Trump’s lawyers and Mueller’s team. The president’s legal team made a narrow counteroffer, according […]

Washington Brief: Races in Ohio, Kansas Too Close to Call

By Eli Yokley Top Stories A special House election in Ohio in what had been a safe Republican district and Kansas’ gubernatorial primary were too close to call early Wednesday. In Ohio, President Donald Trump declared victory for Republican Troy Balderson, whose slim margin over Democrat Danny O’Connor could trigger a recount. (The Associated Press) The United […]

Washington Brief: Voters Cast Ballots in 5 States Today

By Eli Yokley Top Stories Voters in Michigan, Missouri, Kansas and Washington head to the polls in primary elections today, and Ohio is holding a special election in its 12th District, where Republican Troy Balderson and Democrat Danny O’Connor are facing off in a tighter-than-expected contest. Democrats will nominate candidates for seats they’re hoping to flip […]