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State Sen. Mike Parry to challenge Walz in 1st District

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State Sen. Mike Parry, a Republican from Waseca, has announced he’ll seek his party’s endorsement to run against Democratic Congressman Tim Walz in the 1st District.

On his Parry for Congress website, he says: “It is time to send a leader to Congress who consistently represents our values both in Minnesota and in Washington.”

Parry is a former broadcaster and manager in the radio industry and currently co-owner of a Waseca pizza restaurant, says the Mankato Free Press. He was first elected to the state Senate in a 2010 special election and then was re-elected to a full term later that year.

Walz is in his third term in the House.