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After 'scumbag', final Ellison-Fields debate canceled

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and GOP challenger Chris Fields will not have their final debate in the wake of their last meeting in which the two candidates went after each other in a series of testy verbal exchanges.
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Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and GOP challenger Chris Fields will not have their final debate in the wake of their last meeting in which the two candidates went after each other in a series of testy verbal exchanges, the Star Tribune reports. The event was canceled, although a Fields spokesman said they did not agree to that.

At the low point of their last encounter on Thursday, Ellison called Fields a "low-life scumbag," and a debate producer physically stepped between the two.

Ellison later apologized.

Fields tried to use Ellison's outburst to raise campaign cash, Edina Patch reports.

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