The two congressmen running in the 9th District's Democratic primary held their third debate Wednesday night.

story on said Bill Pascrell and Steve Rothman said the candidates eased off their attack mode, spending more time agreeing on issues than they did sniping at each other, 

But's account said the combatants couldn't resist taking some shots at each other.

The debate in Teaneck was sponsored by Bergen Grassroots, a citizens group. The two previous debates, as well as the whole tenor of the campaign, had been rancorous.