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Another Republican jumps in 5th District race against Ellison

Republican Chris Fields made his official announcement to run for Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Fields joins Lynne Torgerson in the Republican candidate pool. It will be an uphill battle for both challengers -- Ellison won with 68 percent of the vote in 2010 and with 71 percent in 2008.
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Republican Chris Fields made his official announcement to run for Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Fields joins Lynne Torgerson in the Republican candidate pool. It will be an uphill battle for both challengers -- Ellison won with 68 percent of the vote in 2010 and with 71 percent in 2008.

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