A fundraising consultant has sued Chris Fields, claiming the Republican challenger for the 5th District seat owes her money, the Associated Press reports.
Erika Roland is asking Hennepin County District Court to award her $23,800 total—comprising monthly contract fees, bonuses and an early termination penalty. She also wants Fields to pay her attorney’s fees.
Roland says when she demanded her $3,700 July payment, Fields gave her a check with different amounts on different parts of the check, according to the Associated Press report. That kept her from cashing the check. She also says she never received her bonuses.
Fields’ campaign did not respond to the allegations.
Ellison, Fields Debate Whether GOP is ‘Bigoted’
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) told Mother Jones that a part of the Republican Party platform alluding that the United States is threatened by Islamic Shariah law “is an expression of bigotry,” adding later:
And this is the thing: I don't mind debating taxes and spending; we probably should. But they're the party that is basically a bigoted party and they have now officially declared themselves against a whole segment of the American population, because if we said we were going to put a plank opposing Jewish law, or Catholic canon, it would be an outrage. This is also an outrage. But you know, it'll pass.
Fields fired back in a fundraising letter to supporters:
In an interview yesterday with the liberal blog Mother Jones, Keith Ellison expressed his hatred for the Republican Party when he blasted the GOP as “a bigoted party”. … As always, Ellison has been trying to rid politics of any and all opposing thought. Opposed to his, that is.
Is this the type of rhetoric and behavior you want from a sitting Congressman? I certainly don’t!
Jerusalem and the Democratic platform
Ellison jumped into a debate over the Democratic platform that split the party. At a meeting of the American Muslim Democratic Caucus in Charlotte, he shared his thoughts on a part of the Democratic platform that references Jerusalem as being the capital of Israel.
That's an unfortunate circumstance. This is a serious conflict which requires real focus and the world needs a solution to it. It should not be reduced to whose platform is more pro-Israel. It's a game that we're playing. But we're playing a game with people's lives.