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Allen Quist to run again for Congress in the 1st

Allen Quist, a former state legislator who’s run for governor and Congress in the past, says he’s running again for Congress in the state’s southern 1st District.

MPR reports that Quist will formally announce his run on Dec. 1, according to a letter sent to activists.

The letter, obtained by MPR, says Quist will make campaign stops Thursday in Winona, Rochester, Austin, Albert Lea and Owatonna.

He hopes to get the Republican nomination to run against Democratic incumbent Tim Walz, who will be seeking a fourth term.

Also seeking the GOP nod is Sen. Mike Parry of Waseca.

MPR notes that Quist’s announcement letter says “grassroots Republicans have encouraged him to run,” and that the country needed “leaders who understand that our country is being taken over a cliff.”

Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Paul Brandon on 11/28/2011 - 03:19 pm.

    Great news for Tim Walz!

  2. Submitted by Jim Bernstein on 11/28/2011 - 04:14 pm.

    If indeed the U.S. is being “taken over a cliff” as Mr. Quist alleges, then he needs to take a hard look in the mirror. We are burdened with a Republican Party lead by modern Know Nothings who pledge fealty to an entity like Grover Norquist rather than our nation, our state and our people. Mr. Quist has long embraced (both as a state legislator and candidate for governor) the sort of hard shell conservatism that infects the Republican Party and is pushing the U.S. to that very cliff they warn about it.

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