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Allen Quist mulling challenge to Tim Walz

By Andy Birkey | 11.03.11 | 1:00 am

In his legislative career, Quist was notorious for his emphasis on social and religious issues.

Drazkowski declines run against Walz, endorses Parry

By Andy Birkey | 11.01.11 | 6:00 am

Republican Sen. Mike Parry is so far the only challenger to Rep. Tim Walz, a DFLer who first won election in 2008 and was re-elected in 2010.

Parry to challenge Walz in 2012, DFL slams him as “angry, ultra-conservative” tea partier

By Andy Birkey | 10.10.11 | 10:25 am

In his short time as a legislator, Parry has had a penchant for getting into hot water, including posting comments on Twitter calling Pres. Barack Obama a “power hungry arrogant black man.”

Republicans push for Minnesota sovereignty

By Andy Birkey | 04.22.10 | 12:12 pm

Senate Republicans introduced a constitutional amendment Wednesday that would make Minnesota the first state to require a two-thirds majority vote in the legislature to approve federal laws affecting the state. “Minnesotans enjoy inherent, natural, God-given rights,” the bill states, and “Citizens of Minnesota are sovereign individuals, subject to Minnesota law and immune from any federal laws that exceed the federal government’s enumerated constitutional powers.”

Parry lives down tweets, saves District 26 Senate seat for GOP

By Chris Steller | 01.26.10 | 11:07 pm

Mike Parry kept Minnesota’s Senate District 26 in the Republican column Tuesday, winning a plurality of the vote in a special election that pitted him against DFLer Jason Engbrecht and Roy Srp of the Independence Party.

Official predicts 16 percent turnout for rare winter election in SD26

By Chris Steller | 01.26.10 | 5:15 pm

sd26 collageCounty Auditor Laura Ihrke tells MnIndy she can’t recall another winter election in Steele County over the last 30 years. But based on midday reports she guesstimated a turnout percentage of 16 — or twice the high temperature, since…

Three campaigns battle four winds in SD26 special election

By Chris Steller | 01.26.10 | 11:49 am

A classic Minnesota three-way election is underway today in Senate District 26, with DFLer Jason Engbrecht, Republican Mike Parry and Independence Party candidate Roy Srp vying to replace Dick Day. And classic Minnesota January weather returned just in time for the vote.

AM.MN: Unemployed, unsure what to do? Elect Parry, says Parry

By Chris Steller | 01.21.10 | 8:00 am logo
In Minnesota’s special state Senate election next Tuesday, DFLer Jason Engbrecht has the most money, the Independence Party’s Roy Srp has the most experience, but Republican Mike Parry has the most moxie: “I was…

After helping Brown, Pawlenty turns attention to Parry

By Chris Steller | 01.20.10 | 12:42 pm

Pawlenty Picture 21Fresh off helping Scott Brown win in Massachusetts, Gov. Tim Pawlenty is turning to next week’s special Minnesota Senate election. T-Paw doesn’t always back the GOP pick (see New York State), but Wednesday…

AM.MN: Pat Anderson bolts from guv race to seek old state-auditor job

By Chris Steller | 01.12.10 | 8:30 am logoFormer state auditor Pat Anderson, a top-tier candidate for governor, now wants her old job back. If Anderson overtakes the three Republicans already in the race, there could be an ’06 rematch: DFL incumbent auditor Rebecca Otto