Obamacare, Benghazi, NSA surveillance... these are the issues you expect to hear Republicans railing about in the run up to November's congressional elections.But evolution? We thought that one was more or less settled right around the time the Lucy fossil was found, at least for those of us incline ... More >>
Today is the day you've all been waiting for -- the special election deciding whether Republican Allen Quist, Democrat Clark Johnson, or Independence candidate Tim Gieseke gets to replace retired DFLer Terry Morrow in the legislature.SEE ALSO: Allen Quist's pathetic yard signs propel him to MNGOP en ... More >>
Have a loose $50 bill lying around? If so, Michele Bachmann wants you to give it to Allen Quist's legislative campaign.SEE ALSO: Allen Quist under renewed fire for 'men are genetically predisposed to lead family' remarkWhile the idea of burning it or using it as toilet paper might sound more appeali ... More >>
After Allen Quist lost to Tim Walz in November, we eulogized his three-decade career in Minnesota politics with a post entitled, "Allen Quist rides into the sunset on dinosaur he believes lived concurrently with humans."SOME QUIST GREATEST HITS:-- Allen Quist ignores facts, alleges food stamp progra ... More >>
On the afternoon of September 27, Andrew Engeldinger was told to come to a meeting with Accent Signage manager John Souter. Suspecting what was coming, he went to his car and grabbed his Glock 9mm before reporting to his boss' office.SEE ALSO:-- Police release office shooting timeline, say two victi ... More >>
In the wake of today's unspeakably horrible school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, many are calling for a tightening of gun laws.SEE ALSO:-- Rep. Chip Cravaack says guns in the audience would've prevented Aurora shootings [VIDEO]-- Allen Quist blames Accent Signage shooting on "deterioration of th ... More >>
It's been a rough year for Mike Parry. The state Senator from Waseca began the year with aspirations to unseat Rep. Tim Walz from his congressional seat. But after an epic and inconclusive convention-night struggle, Parry was unable to secure the MNGOP nomination and in August he lost a primary to A ... More >>
Between his unforgettable primary battle with Mike Parry and his general election contest against U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, Allen Quist gave us a lot of fun material.SOME QUIST GREATEST HITS:-- Allen Quist ignores facts, alleges food stamp program discriminates against married couples-- Allen Quist flip-f ... More >>
Sen. Mike Parry, R-Waseca, has been a lot of fun. But for better or worse, his failed congressional run means his time in the legislature is coming to an end.SEE ALSO:-- Allen Quist flip-flops about his research in a Mankato "anonymous sodomy" adult bookstore-- Mike Parry laughed at during subcommit ... More >>
For the second time in a week, a local Republican offered up a head-scratcher of a response when asked about gun control by debate moderator Gary Eichten.SEE ALSO:-- WCCO scrubs attack ad against Chip Cravaack [VIDEO]-- Chip Cravaack: Taxpayers are paying more than $1,000 a month for his 2011 Chevy ... More >>
In 2010, Andrew Engeldinger's parents voluntarily enrolled in a 12-week class for families of the mentally ill. During the nearly two years before their son fatally shot five people after being fired from his job at Accent Signage, Engeldinger's parents repeatedly reached out to him in hopes he'd se ... More >>
The epic MNGOP primary showdown between Mike Parry and Allen Quist entertained us all summer long. Now, for an encore, we bring you Quist's first serious gaffe of his campaign against Rep. Tim Walz.
SEE ALSO:-- Allen Quist flip-flops about his research in a Mankato "anonymous sodomy" adult bookstore-- Allen Quist under renewed fire for 'men are genetically predisposed to lead family' remarkWith his gaffe-fest primary against Mike Parry in the rear-view mirror, you might've expected Republican U ... More >>
BELOW THE JUMP: THE CITY PAGES PARRY-QUIST PRIMARY DAY READERLast Friday, BuzzFeed Politics compiled a list of the eight craziest candidates running for national office this year and surprise! Minnesota 1st District Republican U.S. House primary competitors Mike Parry and Allen Quist both make the l ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Mike Parry says Governor Dayton is a drug addict, pops "15 or 16 pills" during meetings [VIDEO]-- Mike Parry falsely claims Faribault Daily News' endorsement; gets scolded by editor-- Mike Parry polling behind "Neither" two weeks before 1st District GOP primaryMike Parry has built some H ... More >>
THE PARRY FILES:-- Mike Parry doubles down on Governor Dayton pill-popper accusation: Top 10 tweets-- Mike Parry polling behind "Neither" two weeks before 1st District GOP primary-- Mike Parry, U.S. House candidate, suggests he'd keep troops deployed until economy improvesIt's been a rough couple we ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Mike Parry says Governor Dayton is a drug addict, pops "15 or 16 pills" during meetings [VIDEO]Mike Parry won't apologize for calling Gov. Mark Dayton a drug addict. Instead, he's doubling down.That's right kids -- Parry is standing by his claim that Dayton pops "15 or 16" pills during mee ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Allen Quist under renewed fire for 'men are genetically predisposed to lead family' remark-- Arne Carlson on GOP U.S. House candidate Allen Quist: He's "really bizarre"-- Mike Parry, U.S. House candidate, suggests he'd keep troops deployed until economy improves-- Mike Parry's tweet scru ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Allen Quist under renewed fire for 'men are genetically predisposed to lead family' remark-- Arne Carlson on GOP U.S. House candidate Allen Quist: He's "really bizarre"On March 30, 1988, then-state Rep. Allen Quist talked with the Mankato Free Press about his visit to Mankato's "Adult Bo ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Arne Carlson on GOP U.S. House candidate Allen Quist: He's "really bizarre"-- Mike Parry, U.S. House candidate, suggests he'd keep troops deployed until economy improves-- Mike Parry's tweet scrubbed on "arrogant black man" ObamaIn 1994, Republican Allen Quist -- then campaigning to oust ... More >>
Last week, Mother Jones published a fascinating profile of Republican Allen Quist, who will be competing this summer in a primary against state Sen. Mike Parry for the honor of doing battle with incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Walz this November.The title of the piece gives you a flavor for the t ... More >>
The GOP's First District convention was one for the record books. It started Saturday afternoon in North Mankato's Kato Ballroom and ended just before 2 a.m. Sunday, when ballroom manager Larry Bowers said he had to kick the Republicans out lest the Ballroom lose its liquor license.After 14 hours an ... More >>
In March 2010, shortly after Mike Parry won the Minnesota District 26 Senate seat, we ran a story questioning whether he would be the state's next Michele Bachmann. The thesis of City Pages writer Matt Snyders was that, like Bachmann, Parry seemed to revel in creating controversy by way of word vom ... More >>
When is the right time to bring American troops home from Afghanistan? Whatever you think the answer is, you probably believe it has little to do with how the domestic job market is faring -- unless you're Mike Parry.Minnesota Senator Parry, R-Waseca, is running against former state representative A ... More >>
How close is Allen Quist to Michele Bachmann? Pretty close, according to Til Walz.
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