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Ellison gets into heated debate

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Oct 19, 2012 at 6:29 am

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (KNSI) Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison and Republican challenger Chris Fields had some heated moments in a 5th District debate Thursday.

At one point, Ellison called Fields ``a low-life scumbag'' and a ``gutter dweller.''

The debate on a Twin Cities radio station meandered from a conversation about equal pay for women to a restraining order Fields' ex-wife filed against him in 2006.

Fields accused Ellison and the Minnesota DFL of using campaign contributions to dig up and make public that order, which Fields says he never received.

Ellison called Fields ``stupid'' for bringing up the allegations against Fields.

The Democratic congressman said he ``wasn't going to say a thing about it.''

Fields launched into accusations about Ellison's child support payments.

Ellison responded: ``You are a low-life scumbag.''

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