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Oberstar urges Northland residents to oppose Voter ID ballot measure

Former 8th District Congressman Jim Oberstar spoke out against the proposed amendment that would make a government-issued ID mandatory before casting a ballot in Minnesota at a rally in Duluth Saturday. WDIO reports that the longtime DFL representative is concerned the measure could hurt Minnesota's voting record. "It will take Minnesota from first in the nation in voter turnout and clean elections, to worst in the nation," Oberstar said. However, supporters of the amendment argue it's needed to prevent voter fraud.

Sparse turnout expected in Tuesday's primary election

Minnesota voters will set the stage for an array of political races when they cast their ballot on Tuesday. Secretary of State Mark Ritchie told the Red Wing Republican Eagle that primary turnout will be low, despite the closely watched primaries in the 1st and 8th Congressional Districts.

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."

Parry, Quist clash ahead of GOP primary

A week from Tuesday, voters will settle a bitter and nasty fight between two Republicans vying for the nomination to go up against Democratic incumbent Rep. Tim Walz this fall. "Unelectable” and “hypocritical" are among the insults Mike Parry and Allen Quist have thrown at each other as they compete in a GOP primary in Minnesota's 1st Congressional District, the Associated Press reports.

Gloves come off in first district debate

Both Mike Parry and Alan Quist both want to be the Republican to face Democrat Tim Walz in the first district congressional race this November. In their debate Friday evening on TPT's Almanac, the two candidates went directly at each other. Parry brought up a number of controversial statements made by Quist in the 1980s. Quist responded by calling Parry a hypocrite.

Candidates 'parry': GOP primary race for Walz's seat turns bitter

A Republican primary fight between state Sen. Mike Parry and former state Rep. Allen Quist in southern Minnesota sharpened this week, with the candidates trading insults and charges of distortion. The two will square off in an Aug. 14 primary, and the winner will take on Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., in November.

U.S. Rep. Tim Walz raises more than opponents in 2Q

Minnesota's 1st District Congressman continues to dominate his GOP opponents in fundraising. According to the latest FEC report, Rep. Tim Walz raised $237,605 between April and June. That brings his total campaign funds to $1,466,453.

Walz challengers taking congressional campaign to primary

Allen Quist and Mike Parry plan to run in Minnesota's 1st Congressional District primary election in August. Neither candidate received enough votes after 23 ballots at the Republican endorsing convention to run against DFL Congressman Tim Walz.

Republicans deadlock over endorsement for Walz challenger

After 23 rounds of voting, GOP delegates adjourned the 1st Congressional District endorsing convention without agreeing on a candidate to face U.S. Rep. Tim Walz this fall. Both Allen Quist and Mike Parry are seeking the GOP endorsement, but neither received the 60 percent of delegates needed for the endorsement. Republicans plan to try again at a second convention in the next few weeks.

Dayton: Parry's letter deeply offensive

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.