Former state lawmaker and longtime Republican activist Allen Quist says wants to return to the Minnesota Legislature.
Former state Rep. Allen Quist made a political comeback Tuesday, beating state Sen. Mike Parry in the Republican primary to challenge U.S. Rep. Tim Walz in southern Minnesota.
Statewide turnout was expected to be low as voting in a rare August primary began Tuesday, but two competitive races to pick Minnesota congressional challengers were generating interest in the northeastern and southern parts of the state.
People across the state head to the polls on Tuesday to vote in Minnesota’s primary election. It’s a vital step in the 2012 campaign as the results will decide which match-ups we’ll see on the ballot in November.
Democratic Rep. Tim Walz and the two Republicans competing to challenge him appear before an audience of farmers on Tuesday.
They’re calling each other “unelectable” and “hypocritical.” And those are just a couple of the milder epithets Republicans Mike Parry and Allen Quist have thrown at each other in a personally tinged primary race in southern Minnesota.
Republican Mike Parry is running a shoestring primary campaign in southern Minnesota as he lags fellow Republican Allen Quist in fundraising.
Candidates have begun filing to run for elected positions ranging from the Minnesota Legislature to the U.S. Congress.
Republicans in southern Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District will meet again to try to endorse a candidate to take on Democratic incumbent Tim Walz.
Whoever emerges from the Republican Party to face Democratic Rep. Tim Walz will be at a financial disadvantage in Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District.
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