Cravaack, Nolan hold Duluth debate

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Oct 10, 2012 at 6:42 am

DULUTH, Minn. (KNSI) After weeks of TV ads focused on Medicare, Republican Chip Cravaack and Democrat Rick Nolan got into it over jobs and other issues in their first debate.

The first-term incumbent and Nolan, a former congressman, faced each other Tuesday before a well-behaved live audience in Duluth.

Nolan called Cravaack a ``big spender'' on defense who has neglected domestic priorities such as transportation. He says small businesses haven't been helped by Cravaack's support of tax breaks because they need middle-class customers who can buy their products.

Cravaack says cutting taxes and regulations will create jobs. He says Nolan represents an ``antiquated'' style of big government.

TV airwaves in Duluth and the Twin Cities have been flooded with ads about the race, with spending by outside groups topping $4 million.

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