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CD 1

May 15, 2015

Hagedorn seeks CD1 rematch with Walz

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

Sep 20, 2013

Republicans look to Rochester for Walz-beater

After taking a pounding from Congressman Tim Walz in the 2012 general election, Republicans in the 1st Congressional District appear to be dusting themselves off and getting serious about preventing the Mankato Democrat from winning a fifth term.

Apr 18, 2012

Parry / Quist endorsement race appears close

It’s a bit of déjà vu for Republican activists in the 1st Congressional District. Just two years ago, delegates at the endorsing convention had to pick between state legislator Randy Demmer and former legislator and conservative stalwart Allen Quist for the party’s backing in the race.

Dec 14, 2011

Mike Parry draws on visibility of his state Senate seat to bolster his campaign for Congress

It was just a 176-word campaign email, but Sen. Mike Parry hit all the right notes: attacking Gov. Mark Dayton’s child care unionization order; lambasting labor; providing links to news coverage; and taking aim at the next opponent on his political horizon, DFL U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, whose congressional seat Parry hopes to claim in 2012.

Dec 2, 2011

Allen Quist, perennial bane of GOP front-runners, enters the CD 1 race

Longtime conservative stalwart Allen Quist put weeks of rumors to rest early Thursday morning at the Country Kitchen in Winona, where he officially launched his second run for Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District.

Oct 7, 2011

Challengers lining up for Walz

In 2010 U.S. Rep. Tim Walz survived a Republican wave. Despite representing a quintessential swing district, Walz triumphed over state Rep. Randy Demmer by 5 percentage points.

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