MIKE PARRY: THE ELECTABLE CONSERVATIVE
Why Mike is Our Best Candidate
PROVEN VOTE GETTER
The Republican candidate for Congress must be able to build a broad based coalition to win district-wide. The FirstDistrict is nearly an even mix of Republicans, independents, and Democrats. A successful candidate must not onlywin Republicans but also win significant numbers of independents and Reagan Democrats.
Mike Parry has
out-performed the top of the ticket
in his senate district. In 2010, Parry received morevotes than any Republican statewide candidate in the district.
45.6% Dayton 37.9% Otto 42.3%GOP Parry 54.2% Emmer 45.7% Anderson 48.2%
Allen Quist consistently
under-performed the top of the ticket
in his house district. In his last twogeneral election campaigns, Quist lost in a conservative district and received fewer votes than theRepublican statewide candidates.
Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1989-1990, 1991-1992, 2011-2012
In 2008, Barack Obama won the First District with 51%; in 2004, George Bush won the First District with51%. 2012 is a Presidential-Election Year, and a winning Republican candidate for Congress must be ableto
out-perform the top of the ticket
only Mike Parry has demonstrated an ability to do this.
AN EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR
In the state senate, Mike Parry often serves as a spokesman for Republicans on key issues. Parry effectivelycommunicates
our conservative principles in the media. In addition, Parry’s background in rural radio is a strong
asset in a district with rural areas.Allen Quist has attracted attention for controversial statements over the years. Quist is often remembered for his
statement “that a ‘genetic predisposition’ accounts for the tendency of men to be the heads of households.”
Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 22, 1994
) Statements such as these would be very damaging in a general electioncampaign.
President U.S. SenateDFL Ostrom 50.2% Dukakis 47.6% Humphrey 36.3%GOP Quist 48.2% Bush 50.4% Durenberger 61.1%1990
Governor U.S. SenateDFL Ostrom 50.3% Perpich 40.0% Wellstone 42.4%GOP Quist 47.1% Carlson 53.2% Boschwitz 54.2%