It's down to the wire in the First District Republican primary, the race where a fourth of Buzzfeed's craziest candidates of the 2012 races are competing for voter love tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Parry campaign consultant/manager Ben Golnik hasn't tweeted since August 6. Was it something Mike Parry said?
Update: About 50 minutes after this post went up, Golnik broke his silence. He's remodeling his kitchen. [end update]
Parry was spotted this morning having breafast with an old chum in the Wagon Wheel in Mankato. Golnik wasn't there and the rest of the folks in the popular spot where there for breakfast. Or so they tell me.
KIMT 3 reports in Parry and Quist to Face Off that both men were out campaigning. Quist acknowledges that it rained on everybody's parade and Parry repeats his bizarre claim that he should be the man because he knows more about farming than Quist:
Parry spoke about why he should be the one to go head to head with Congressman Walz.
"I've got a better grasp on the total outlook of agriculture. I mean, I grew up in Albert Lea on a dairy farm. I'm a small businessman still struggling to keep my business afloat in this economy," Parry said.
Quist as an active farmer so we're just puzzled by Parry claims about his "better grasp on the total outlook of agriculture" but with these two, there's no telling.
Watch the clip:
The station in LaCrosse devoted an article to each candidate with Senator Mike Parry continues campaigning before the big vote and Allen Quist hopes to win Tuesday's primary. Both candidates were in the Chatfield parade this weekend.
The City Pages catches up with last Thursdays' Emo Senator action at the state capitol in Mike Parry laughed at during subcommittee hearing, told to "pop some pills!" [VIDEO]. No wonder Parry was happy to interrupt meals and coffee klatches and walk around in the rain.
A letter writer claims Parry will help us avert financial disaster in the Rochester Post Bulletin. Helping the Parry campaign avert financial disaster? Richard Borglum and Michael Pappas each gave $1000, according to pre-primary 48-hour reports filed with the FEC.
Quist has not received any large contributions since the last reporting period. Walz had received over $20,000 in large contributions during the same time, ranging from individuals like Garrison Keiller to ag sector PACS like the Associated Milk Producers (AMPI) in New Ulm.
The next full report to the FEC is due October 15 for the period from July 1-September 30. A pre-general report for the fundraising and spending between October 1 and October 17 is due October 25.
Parry puts in the miles to spread his message--the Mankato Free Press article that's the basis for Bluestem's Flying Fickle Finger of Fate Award: Emo Senator megastar Mike Parry wins a wonderful wiggler is now online at the Mankato Free Press. Go read the entire article in which Parry touts his ability to work across aisles and other mixed messages.
Photo: Parry tweets this morning.