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Pose Your Question to Ellison and Fields

Patch wants to get you involved in the District 5 race.

So often, election seasons feature candidates repeating the same talking points over and over, and media members asking the same questions over and over.

Patch wants to switch things up a bit with this year's 5th Congressional District race.

We're asking you, the Patch user, to pose a question to incumbent Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison and/or Republican challenger Chris Fields.

To pose a question, simply post it as a comment below. Make sure to make it clear who the question is for (just Keith, just Chris or both candidates).

Patch editors will then use select questions during upcoming interviews with both candidates.

Ezra Pound August 03, 2012 at 01:45 AM
Chris Fields you mentioned on your WCCO interview that if elected to Congress you would support any good idea regardless from what party introduced it or supported it. Do you see yourself as a follower who only supports others's ideas or do you see yourself as a leader who creates the ideas and other follows? Assuming you choose the latter, then I would like to hear your idea(s) and how you would get support from either party. Congressmen Keith Ellison how did you respond to Chris Fields' request to join him for a sandwich, during Ramadan, at Chick-Fil-A?
Eric August 03, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Ellison is a Muslim Brotherhood supporter, like all Muslims. The Muslim Brotherhood is the ideological origin of all Islamic groups, including Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, The Muslim SS that operated in the Balkans in WW II, Abu Sayaf, Hamas, etc. The Muslim Brotherhood's aim in the USA is to destroy our government by infiltration by Muslims like Ellison; apply a mixture of physical intimidation, political pressure, lawfare, and propaganda to impose Sharia law. Sharia law is the system of Muslim enslavement, oppression, and murder of non-Muslims. It is a Muslim supremacist system in which non-Muslims are inferior and subject to physical violence and death for violating its strictures. This, conquest and subjugation of non-Muslims, is the basis of the Muslims' belief system and the guide of their actions. Defeat the Muslim Ellison.
Chris Steller August 03, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Eric (plain Eric, not Eric Ferguson): You lost me at "like all Muslims." In Jan. 2011, the Pew Research Center estimated there were 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide. A glance at the news suggests they don't all agree on who to support.
Jesse Lykken August 06, 2012 at 07:20 PM
To Rep. Ellison: Why have you not helped organize an anti-war march in Minneapolis? Your supporters say that there is little you can get done legislatively as a rookie, but it seems to me that you have not made very good use of your Bully Pulpit. Please don't bring up some little items to prove me wrong. Please show us how you have shouted from the Capital dome day after day that war is wrong.
Raj Pillai August 30, 2012 at 02:32 PM
Mr. Ellison, How can you truly believe and look in the face of the Minnesota people and tell them that the last 4 years have been great for the middle class? By raising taxes of the rich, you are not going to add any thing for the middle class...You are just curbing their progress. This is not a zero-sum game here !!!

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