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Fight at Ohio GOP Senate debate elevates military issue

Posted on AllSides March 26th, 2022
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(Jay LaPrete/Associated Press)

A near-physical altercation in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Ohio led to a demand Monday from some military veterans that one candidate apologize for his seeming insult, while the target of their request said he respects and honors the military but stands by his statement.

The heated argument came during a debate Friday with five candidates running for the GOP nomination to replace Republican Sen. Rob Portman, who is retiring. Democrats view the open seat as among their best chances to flip a seat nationally.

The debate became intense almost as soon...

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