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Ellison challenger releases anti-Muslim campaign ad

Hopkins Patch says Gary Boisclair will run against three-term Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) and challenge the congressman's religious tolerance with graphic television ads
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Hopkins Patch says Gary Boisclair will run against three-term Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) and challenge the congressman's religious tolerance with graphic television ads

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