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Apr 19, 2012

Bachmann backs Quist for CD1 GOP nod

Having the support of Bachmann in his battle with state Sen. Mike Parry for the GOP nomination could prove a boon for Quist.

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.

Feb 22, 2012

Congressional map makes minimal changes

Minnesota’s reapportioned congressional map yielded one well-publicized surprise by placing the home of Republican U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of the 6th Congressional District into the 4th District, which is represented by DFL U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum.

Jan 25, 2012

Quist received more than $500,000 in farm subsidies

Between 1995 and 2010, congressional challenger Allen Quist received $577,725 in federal farm subsidies, according to a report in the Rochester Post-Bulletin. Quist is seeking the GOP nomination to take on U.S. Rep. Tim Walz in the 1st Congressional District.

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.

Nov 25, 2011

Minnesota redistricting panel gets GOP, DFL political maps

Analysts say the maps make clear that 2012 is the year the state will finally to be forced to deal with population shifts that have been decades in the making.

Nov 2, 2011

Parry will launch congressional campaign on Thursday

Mike Parry will officially kick off his campaign to knock off U.S. Rep. Tim Walz on Thursday. The two-term state senator has nine events scheduled over two days across the First Congressional District.

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.

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.

Oct 7, 2011

Report: Mike Parry to challenge Walz in 2012

State Sen. Mike Parry has entered the race to challenge U.S. Rep. Tim Walz in Minnesota's 1st Congressional District. Walz is three term incumbent who represents a district that Republicans are targeting.

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