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November opponents Klobuchar, Bills hold little back during fiery debate at State Fair


FALCON HEIGHTS -- Amy Klobuchar and Kurt Bills shared broad smiles and agreed it was hot. But then the two U.S. Senate candidates took to a Minnesota State Fair stage Thursday in what proved to be a feisty debate during which they agreed on little.

Bills, a Republican state representative from Rosemount, said Klobuchar is a politician, but he is an average American. "This election is really not Republican vs. Democrat anymore, it is America vs. Washington, D.C."

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.