Rep. Keith Ellison: Attempting to test just how safe his seat is? Congressman calls his debate opponent a "scumbag."(!) bringmethenews.com/2012/10/18/scu…—
Kevin Featherly (@kevinfeatherly) October 18, 2012
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) blew into the news cycle after referring to his Republican opponent as a “low-life scumbag,” “gutter dweller,” and “real stupid” in a debate today.
Holy pete, Keith Ellison really did call Chris Fields a lowlife scumbag? This'll be interesting.—
Kevin Watterson (@kwatt) October 18, 2012
Democrat Ellison erupts in tirade, calls Veteran Chris Fields "low-life scumbag" and "gutter dweller." #tcot #stribpol
Andrew Madsen (@LibertyCavalier) October 18, 2012
Ellison later issued a statement apologizing, but not before it blew up into a national story. Minnesota’s fifth district is so blue that the Democrats could nominate Daffy Duck and still win, but this might be a little worse than anything Daffy could conjure up.