Quist Endorsement Today 18 Aug 12

First Congressional District Republicans will formally endorse Allen Quist of rural St. Peter as their candidate today (SAT) in Mankato. Quist won Tuesday’s Primary Election over fellow Republican Mike Parry to be the official challenger to DFL Incumbent Congressman Tim Walz. Delegates to the Republican endorsement convention this past April were unable to choose a majority winner between Quist and Parry after 14 hours of debates and 23 rounds of ballots being cast. Quist won Tuesday’s Primary after receiving 54% of the votes cast throughout southern Minnesota to Parry’s 46%.