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8th District ad war fierce

Misleading claims on both sides in campaign race

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Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 11:12 pm | Updated: 11:33 pm, Tue Oct 2, 2012.

ST. PAUL (AP) — To hear the negative ads tell it, Democrat Rick Nolan wants to do away with Medicare while Republican Chip Cravaack made constituents pay for face time.

These misleading claims are part of a $2.5 million barrage of campaign commercials funded by outside groups in the past three weeks in northeastern Minnesota’s 8th District. Nolan, who served in the House from 1975 to 1981, is challenging Cravaack, a first-term congressman who won in a major upset two years ago.

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