Ellison-Fields debate gets unusually nasty

  • Article by: COREY MITCHELL , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 19, 2012 - 7:26 AM

Congressman later apologized for calling foe "a lowlife scumbag."

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cav1234Oct. 18, 12 8:36 PM

Great - what a wonderful choice for 5th District voters like myself. Sheesh.

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wrongsideOct. 18, 12 8:40 PM

Calling a Marine a scumbag? That's a new low for you, Keith!!

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viktorvaughnOct. 18, 12 8:40 PM

Keith Ellison has been a great rep for the 5th district, but I think it's beneath his office to call an opponent a scum bag. The political discourse is too crude and shallow already, this just makes it worse.

All that said, this Fields dude sounds like a lowlife scumbag. See, I can say that because I'm not an elected official. So I can tell the truth.

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haterpatrolOct. 18, 12 8:51 PM

If Fields thinks he's going to win slinging dirt..., he should stop spending money now; his narrow focus on the blight of black people, seems disingenuous to me. When have you ever spent time in North Mpls, to base your political platform on? Why would Fields base his run on race, how much difference in the shades of brown are the two. He is coming off as a fraud. ALSO, the 5th district is comprised of much more than black people. Thanks but no thanks Mr. Fields

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gopherguts57Oct. 18, 12 8:54 PM

Lowlife scumbag?? Hello "pot", meet "kettle"...

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duckhunter97Oct. 18, 12 9:02 PM

I am privileged to live in the district that Ellison keeps getting reelected too. This guy does nothing for us and disrespects a Marine. Hey when your district is the higher end of the 47% what do you think your going to get......

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jbpaperOct. 18, 12 9:05 PM

cav1234; I was thinking the same thing. Unless something changes my mind between now and the election, it looks like I'll be skipping that race again. I couldn't get myself to vote for either candidate last time either.

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walmentalOct. 18, 12 9:06 PM

The two had an earlier debate on At Issue (If I remember that correctly) and Ellison acted just like Joe Biden, interrupting Fields without abandon. What a classy guy Ellison is.

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ffedericoOct. 18, 12 9:13 PM

This is the first I've heard about Ellison's recent divorce. Why has the Star Tribune been hiding it? They seem to be quite willing to air Republican dirty laundry. How about an interview with Ellison's ex? I'm sure it would be interesting.

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wilson55436Oct. 18, 12 9:18 PM

When you have a 42 point lead in your race, why make headlines by hurling personal insults at your opponent? I'll never understand Keith Ellison. If he had that much animosity towards Chris Fields, he should just skip debating and focus on his obvious re-election.

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