Franken, McFadden Clash In Free-For-All Debate
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sen. Al Franken and Republican hopeful Mike McFadden are getting feisty.
The pair's second face-to-face debate often turned into a shouting match with the candidates — and two WCCO-TV moderators — interrupting one another to finish a point.
The candidates clashed Sunday morning over the country's handling of Ebola, foreign affairs and the Franken campaign's ads painting McFadden as a ruthless businessman who caused layoffs.
McFadden says his investment banking firm wasn't involved in a deal that closed a Montana paper mill. That closure is the subject of Franken's latest attack ad.
On Ebola, Franken says a travel ban from West Africa wouldn't halt the spread of the virus in the U.S. McFadden criticized the freshman Democrat for not wholeheartedly backing the proposal.
Their final debate is on Nov. 2.