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AUDIO: Hear the Low Points of Thursday's Fractious Ellison-Fields Debate

Listen to the name-calling and judge for yourself who was wrong.

The conversation between 5th District Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and GOP challenger Chris Fields got dirty during a heated debate on KFAI Radio Thursday morning. Both men got defensive when the other brought up sensitive subjects—namely references to one another's families and personal lives.

Listen to the low points in the audio above or visit KFAI-FM to hear the full debate.

Patch sites in the Fifth Congressional District (see below) hosted a CoverItLive liveblog and chat. Patch users submitted questions via Twitter (#MN5debate) and through local Patch Facebook pages:

Look for more stories about the debate later at these Patch sites.

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  • Ellison: 'Acted Beneath My Personal Standards'
  • REPLAY: Rep. Keith Ellison Calls Opponent A "Scumbag"—Twice
  • What Happened in KFAI Studio During Keith Ellison-Chris Fields Debate Fracas
Amy Paddock October 19, 2012 at 06:24 PM
I agree Amber. Even his campaign site is covered on doing the same thing. Some of the ads are pretty bad.
jeff loven October 20, 2012 at 07:23 AM
Who trust these clowns anyways? They are both suspect.
jeff loven October 20, 2012 at 07:24 AM
The time I saw Ellison do his acting,crying thing on camera--well, I just don't believe the guy. Fake.
Susan Mundahl October 24, 2012 at 01:28 PM
I agree with AmberG. I've seen Chris Fields blog and it gave me a bad taste in my mouth. He was totally inappropriate in this interview and seems to be inappropriate in general. The first thing I thought when I read his blog is why isn't he talking about his political beliefs and objectives instead of insulting Ellison on a personal level. If this guy is as creepy as his first impression makes him seem, it's more like he is a stalker than a legitimate candidate. Ellison is being bullied and I will be judging him on his record instead of anything involving Fields. How do you think you would sound defending yourself against somebody like Fields?
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