Monday, October 22, 2012
The Republican challenger for Minnesota’s 5th District is asking supporters for money to counter Ellison’s comments.
GOP challenger Chris Fields has been quick to try to capitalize on a debate with 5th District Rep. Keith Ellison that devolved to name-calling and personal attacks. In a fundraising e-mail the day after Thursday’s debate, Fields reminded supporters that Ellison called him a “low-life scumbag” and a “gutter dweller.” “Throughout this campaign, Ellison has also referred to me as a ‘liar’ and ‘stupid’, and even went as far as to refer to the entire GOP base as a ‘bigoted party,’” he wrote. “Friends, I urgently need your help to fight back against these abhorrent attacks. Will you help us take new TV and radio ads live immediately by making an emergency contribution of $25, $50, $100 or more right away?” The dispute began when Ellison disputed…
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Ellison called Fields a lowlife scumbag while Fields attacked Ellison for his low child support payments.
Thursday's debate at KFAI Radio's studio between Rep. Keith Ellison and Republican candidate Chris Fields was a fiery one, complete with low-blows and name-calling. In case you missed any of the action, Patch was in studio catching all the details: Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free daily newsletter | Check out Patch’s Pinterest boards
Thursday, October 18, 2012
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. *** Other related stories: