Our incumbent of the week is Keith Ellison, from Minnesota's 5th District. As a Freshman in the 110th Congress, Ellison managed to earn himself an A+ rating on our 2008 Congressional Report Card. But what makes this candidate stand out is what he did beyond making good votes. He earned extra credit for his climate change, human rights, and conflict resolution efforts. He traveled to Norway in January 2008 to learn about climate change and to reinforce the joint research being conducted on renewable energy between Norwegian universities and the University of Minnesota. Upon his return, he addressed the Environmental Justice Advocates of Minnesota, which he helped found in 2003. He also convened a forum called 'Iran: Confrontation or Negotiation?' and is an advocate for the creation of a U.S. Department of Peace. After such a terrific start, it would be great to see Keith Ellison win a second term.