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Ellison, Fields get personal in debate

The already tense campaign came to a head during a contentious debate on KFAI radio Thursday morning.

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Ellison released a statement after the debate: “In response to my opponent’s false statement, I made an uncivil reference to him. I should not have done so. I acted beneath my personal standard as a public official, and I apologize. … His untrue reference to the terms of my divorce was over the line, but my comment to him was over the line too. His tactics are no excuse for my departure from civility. I will not allow this to happen again, and I regret my action.”