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  Fine comes out swinging
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ContributorThe Oncoming Storm 
Last EditedThe Oncoming Storm  Sep 15, 2006 10:49am
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News DateWednesday, September 13, 2006 04:00:00 PM UTC0:0
Description St. Paul, Minn. — Republican Alan Fine told a group of reporters that the real campaign for Congress has begun and launched a fierce attack on Ellison, less than 24 hours after he won the DFL nomination.

If elected, Ellison would be the first Muslim to hold congressional office and the first African American from Minnesota elected to Congress. Fine says he has concerns about Ellison's past relationship with the Nation of Islam, some of his controversial writings in law school and for appearing with speakers who have made anti-semitic comments.

"I'm extremely concerned about Keith Ellison, Keith Hakim, Keith X. Ellison, Keith Ellison Mohammed. I am personally offended that this person is a candidate for U.S. Congress. He is unfit to represent the voters of the 5th District," Fine said.
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