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VIDEO: Highlights From Ellison-Fields Debate at Minnesota State Fair

The candidates discussed a wide range of issues at a forum sponsored by Minnesota Public Radio.

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Republican challenger Chris Fields met at the State Fair on Wednesday for a spirited debate about who would be the best person to serve the 5th District in the U.S. House.

With the audience cheering, booing and catcalling, the candidates discussed their stances on issues such as tax policy, healthcare reform and job creation.

The nine videos above contain highlights from the debate arranged by topic. Check out what the candidates had to say and then share your thoughts in the comments below.

to watch the full debate.

Michael Rose August 30, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Thanks for sharing those, Seth
Raj Pillai August 30, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Both were shaky, Ellison more than Fields...
Michael Rose August 30, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Curious to hear from others who were there (or folks watching our videos) about who they thought was better yesterday...
James Warden August 30, 2012 at 09:01 PM
We just posted another story from the debate about Fields demanding that Ellison release his tax returns. Check it out, and tell us what you think. http://hopkins.patch.com/articles/video-poll-fields-demands-ellison-release-tax-forms
Raj Pillai August 31, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Ellison has done nothing for the district in my 3 years here!!...can someone please let me know what he has done so far?? His website is useless...

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