Republican state Sen. Mike Parry is officially kicking off his congressional campaign with a two-day tour of southern Minnesota. Parry, of Waseca, announced last month he would run challenge 1st District DFL Congressman Tim Walz. So far, he is the only Republican in the race.
Parry's tour starts tomorrow with a stop at 8 a.m. in Winona in the dining area at Hy-Vee, 1475 W. Service Dr. He then travels to Rochester for a 10:30 a.m. stop at the Canadian Honker, 1203 2nd St. S.W. Next up is a stop in Austin at 1:30 p.m. at Coffee House on Main, 329 N. Main. He will continue on to Albert Lea and Owatonna.
On Friday, Parry will visit New Ulm, Mankato, Fairmont and Worthington. I'm planning to cover Parry's stop in Rochester.
In a press release, Parry is quoted as saying, ""I'm running for Congress because Congressman Tim Walz and the Washington crowd have sold us out. They have mortgaged the futures of our children and grandchildren with their wasteful spending. I look forward to speaking with families across southern Minnesota about how we can bring fiscal responsibility to Washington."