April was the cruelest month for First District Republicans, who were unable to endorse a congressional candidate after 23 ballots but refused to go the "no endorsement" route. At the time, the delegates worried that a blistering primary would weaken both Mike Parry and Allen Quist, who had begun to say mean things about each other.
But as we tune into the latest episode of Emo Senator, Southern Minnesota's most watched telenovela, we find that district leadership has courageously opted to put the past behind them and repackage the primary as a totally awesome opportunity to get to know both Republican candidates and their ideas.
We can't wait.
First District GOP chair Dave Kruse says allowing voters to decide during the primary election is the best option right now.
"This gives them a chance to campaign, to debate and take their message forward, so I think it's a good thing for our party," Kruse said.
Watch the clip and stay tuned:
Image: Emo Senator Mike Parry.