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First debate for the 3rd Congressional District candidates

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3rd Congressional District candidates met for their first debate on August 21, 2008 at General Mills Headquarters. Independence Party candidate David Dillon (L), Democratic candidate Ashwin Media (C) and Republican candidate Erik Paulsen (R) are competing for the open seat left by Republican Rep. Jim Ramstad.
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The 3rd Congressional District is one of the most closely watched races in the country. 

Independence Party candidate David Dillon, DFL  candidate Ashwin Media and Republican candidate Erik Paulsen are all vying for the seat left open by retiring Republican Rep. Jim Ramstad.  

Midday broadcasts their first debate, conducted by the Twin West Chamber of Commerce.