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Posted: Saturday, September 8, 2012 5:46 pm | Updated: 9:02 am, Wed Sep 12, 2012.

OWATONNA — Mike Parry has no plans to ride off into the political sunset.

On Aug. 14, the state senator for District 26 (Steele, Rice, Waseca counties) lost in his bid to secure the Republican nomination to take on incumbent DFL Congressman Tim Walz in the First Congressional District. Former state Rep. Allen Quist defeated him last month in the Republican primary (54 percent to 46).

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  • Bobo777 posted at 4:28 pm on Tue, Sep 11, 2012.

    Bobo777 Posts: 57

    I would assume then you are voting no on the marriage amendment?

  • Bobo777 posted at 4:26 pm on Tue, Sep 11, 2012.

    Bobo777 Posts: 57

    If I were Vern Swedin, Dan Kaiser,, and Allen Quist, I would tell Mike Parry to stay as far away from my campaign work as possible. Just like Terrell Owens is a cancer to any NFL team, Parry is a campaign cancer for these candidates. He would only talk about himself and find another way to zing Mark Dayton. It is really pathetic and shows just how out of touch he is with reality and common sense.

  • DFairbanks posted at 7:17 am on Tue, Sep 11, 2012.

    DFairbanks Posts: 147

    Not reelected to the city council. No Republican party backing for this primary. Mr. Parry, seems like you are pretty much on your own with a few marginalized conservatives who don't understand that government is about working together for the betterment of all, not just a select few pizza parlors that are exempted from the rules. You are so hell bent on reducing your business property taxes, yet you showed no concern about raising my taxes 9% when you changed the rules. May your political career rest in piece.

  • Legion posted at 9:30 pm on Sun, Sep 9, 2012.

    Legion Posts: 16

    Yo Mike, you must be doing something right. All the Bush bashers are now bashing you.

  • DaveyC posted at 8:16 pm on Sun, Sep 9, 2012.

    DaveyC Posts: 9

    People like Mike Parry are a real reminder why it is important to understand what is going on politically in your area... so you can make sure he never gets elected to anything above dog catcher again..... My apologies to the dogs.

  • 2young2die posted at 5:20 pm on Sun, Sep 9, 2012.

    2young2die Posts: 398

    This gentleman (I use this term loosely) is full of himself and delusional. Mr. Parry, living in his own little world. Denial for survival.

    How noble:
    “I feared that Congressman Walz wouldn’t have a viable candidate to run against him,” Parry said Thursday. “Not that I necessarily wanted to go to Washington, but I believed we didn’t have good representation in Washington.

    Darned liberals:
    “I never did think I would do well (in Waseca County). You never win your hometown, knowing the people of Waseca, and the people that vote in Waseca,” Parry said. “You have some strong liberals.

    Parry also believes there were a lot of Democrats who voted in the Minnesota primary for Quist in the hopes of putting up a weaker candidate against Walz.

    Just tell people what you think they want to hear.
    “Your message has to be the message that people want,”

    ......and we get more - I can't wait.

  • Captain Jack posted at 12:45 pm on Sun, Sep 9, 2012.

    Captain Jack Posts: 38

    “We will see what November brings. I don’t think Minnesota has seen that last of me politically.”

    One can only hope.

  • whitecollar posted at 9:55 am on Sun, Sep 9, 2012.

    whitecollar Posts: 625

    "“Now, I’m in this window of unbelievable opportunity,” he said. “I’m not where I’m going to go. I have had people come to me and ask me to run for some very interesting positions."
    Sorry Mike but that job offer from the Lion's Den doesn't count.
    Not every candidate loses their home district. A candidate is best known in their home district and not being chosen by your own is a pretty clear statement of their opinion of you... and mine. Go back to making pizzas and leave the economy and governance to those far more qualified.

  • Thundar posted at 8:45 am on Sun, Sep 9, 2012.

    Thundar Posts: 727

    Parry, you are delusional. The abrasive, in your face mode of operation he employs overshadows anything he might say that is relevant.

    Goes back to the old saying that the art of tact is making a point without making an enemy.

  • mrmr posted at 8:44 am on Sun, Sep 9, 2012.

    mrmr Posts: 160

    Stiff full of it and of himself!!!

  • MNFan posted at 12:06 am on Sun, Sep 9, 2012.

    MNFan Posts: 12

    Bye, Bye!!

  • Legion posted at 10:43 pm on Sat, Sep 8, 2012.

    Legion Posts: 16

    Legislators in St. Paul do not produce jobs. A healthy economy, without government intervention ,does.

  • Bucksnort posted at 8:20 pm on Sat, Sep 8, 2012.

    Bucksnort Posts: 47

    The GOP message might still be about jobs, but the Minnesota legislature, currently with a GOP majority in both the House and Senate....have not only produced NO new jobs, but they never even INTRODUCED a single jobs bill. [sad]

  • alleycat posted at 7:47 pm on Sat, Sep 8, 2012.

    alleycat Posts: 204

    The deck chairs have been arranged ,the band is playing,the end is near.


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