Omar faces Melton-Meaux, Mason in 830 WCCO congressional debate

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A key debate for the August 11th primary election took place Friday on WCCO radio.

Fifth district congresswoman Ilhan Omar squared off for the first time against challengers Antone Melton-Meaux and John Mason.  They're on the Democratic ballot in next month's primary. The debate was moderated by WCCO's Chad Hartman and political analyst Blois Olson.

Minnesota's fifth congressional district covers all of Minneapolis, and parts of Anoka and Ramsey counties.

Omar, who just completed her first term, open