Sen. Mike Parry threw down the gauntlet in a fundraising letter Friday. Parry says Gov. Dayton was paying back supporters when he ordered a child care union vote in November.
Gov. Dayton denies 'pill-popping;' Mike Parry doesn't apologize for remark
DFL Gov. Mark Dayton has denied that popped "15 to 16" pills in a private meeting with GOP state Sen. Mike Parry, who is in a heated primary fight for a chance to take on U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn. Parry made the allegation Monday. Parry on Tuesday acknowledged that number might not be accurate. But he stood by his remark that Dayton is a "scary" liberal. Dayton acknowledges taking medication but called the pills remark "gutter politics."