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1st Congressional District

May 15, 2015

Hagedorn seeks CD1 rematch with Walz

One Republican challenger is in, another is out in the 1st Congressional District.

Aug 6, 2013

Aaron Miller in, Al DeKruif out in CD 1 race

Aaron Miller announced on Tuesday that he plans to seek the GOP nomination in the 1st Congressional District. The U.S. Army veteran is the second announced Republican challenger to DFL U.S. Rep. Tim Walz.

Jun 14, 2013

Miller will not run against Tim Walz in the 1st District

Miller, a two-term senator from Winona, had been considering a run for the seat after being approached by several "major players" in the district over the last several weeks. But with twin sons on the way and responsibilities to run his family's scrap metal processing business, Miller said Friday that "the timing just isn't right for Congress."

Jun 10, 2013

GOP Sen. Jeremy Miller considering run against Tim Walz in CD1

Miller, who lives in Winona and is serving his second term in the Senate, said he is considering a run for the seat after being approached by "more than one person and some major players" in the district. He plans to make his decision in the next few weeks in order "to be fair to everyone" considering a run for the seat.

Apr 30, 2012

UPDATED: Allen Quist will run in CD1 GOP primary

Allen Quist plans to run in the GOP primary in the 1st Congressional District. Quist and state Sen. Mike Parry fought to a draw in an epic battle for the GOP endorsement earlier this month.

Apr 22, 2012

Quist/Parry endorsement contest deadlocks after 23 ballots

After more than 12 hours and 23 rounds of balloting, Republican activists in the 1st Congressional District adjourned their endorsing convention in stalemate, with GOPers deeply divided over whether state Sen. Mike Parry or former Rep. Allen Quist should carry the party's banner in the fall election.

Oct 31, 2011

Drazkowski endorses Parry for Congress

After publicly considering running for Congress himself, Republican Rep. Steve Drazkowski has endorsed Sen. Mike Parry's bid against DFL Rep. Tim Walz in Minnesota's 1st Congressional District.

Oct 10, 2011

Brodkorb leaves MN GOP post, will work Parry for Congress campaign

Brodkorb, who has been with the party since June 2009, announced his departure on his Facebook page on Monday. The move was out of necessity, Brodkorb notes. According to the bylaws of the Republican Party, he cannot support an unendorsed candidate while working for the state party.

Sep 8, 2011

Drazkowski considering a run against Walz

Republican House Rep. Steve Drazkowski is not ruling out a run against Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Walz in 2012.

Oct 27, 2010

Quie backs Demmer in CD 1 race

Former Republican governors Al Quie and Arne Carlson both agree that they want Independence Party candidate Tom Horner in the governor's office next year, but they don't see eye-to-eye on who should sit in Congress represnting southern Minnesota.

Oct 6, 2010

NRCC spends on tv ads against Walz

It looks like state GOP Rep. Randy Demmer's recent promotion to the National Republican Campaign Committee's (NRCC) "Young Guns" program will start to pay off. The NRCC plans to air more than $100,000 worth of attack ads against Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, who Demmer is vying to unseat in the First Congressional District.

Sep 29, 2010

Byberg is bumped to “On the Radar” by NRCC

The National Republican Congressional Committee has elevated the race for Minnesota's seventh district, where many election analysts have said the seat is all but set for 10-term Democratic incumbent Rep. Collin Peterson.

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