Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has endorsed Republican state Senate candidate Mike Parry in the special election to fill the seat vacated by Dick Day.
Day left his District 26 seat to become a lobbyist. The election in the Owatonna/Faribault area is next Tuesday.
“Mike is a strong fiscal conservative who will be a powerful voice for lower taxes, limited government and economic opportunity in St. Paul. As a small business owner, Mike understands the need to set priorities and hold government accountable for results. The people of Waseca, Steele and Rice counties will be well served by this steadfast champion of conservative values who will stand up to the big spending, big taxing liberals in the legislature.”
Sen. Al Franken was in the area over the weekend to campaign for DFL candidate Jason Engbrecht.
Also running as the Independence Party candidate is Waseca Mayor Roy Srp, who was endorsed by former U.S. Rep. Tim Penny.