In their second one-on-one debate, a contentious affair held Sunday, Sen. Al Franken and his Republican challenger, Mike McFadden, argued about national security, health care, partisanship and McFadden's business record.
It was a free-flowing conversation without opening and closing statements, timekeepers or formal rebuttals. Both candidates took advantage of loose rules, often interrupting one another — sometimes almost shouting to make their points as moderators tried to keep the discussion on track.
Franken and McFadden outlined their differences on several key issues, including:
• Ebola-related travel bans
• Support for President Barack Obama
• U.S. policy toward Syria
• Washington gridlock
Franken and McFadden are scheduled to meet Sunday, Nov. 2 for one final debate before the Nov. 4 election.