Mike Parry falsely claims Faribault Daily News' endorsement; gets scolded by editor
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It's been a rough couple weeks for the Mike Parry campaign.
First came news that Parry is polling behind "Neither" in his primary race against Allen Quist. Then Parry stuck his foot in his mouth and accused Gov. Dayton of being a scary pill-popper. Now comes news that the state Senator and U.S. Congress hopeful either can't read that well, or tried to pull a fast one on his Twitter followers.
Last Friday, Parry offered up this tweet:
Parry's link leads to a Faribault Daily News letter to the editor written by Lonsdale resident Kathy Brown Dodds. That's obviously a far cry from being actually endorsed by the paper, as Parry clearly implies in his tweet.
"Faribault Daily News: Mike Parry, best candidate for Republican Congressional primary is.gd/AKuPh0" We concur.-- mikeparry (@mikeparry) August 3, 2012
The state senator's misleading message drew a rebuke from FDN editor Jaci Smith:
This, of course, isn't the first time Parry has gotten himself in trouble on Twitter. In 2010, he characterized President Obama as a "Power Hungry Arrogant Black Man." He deleted the tweets, then said: "I sincerely apologize for past tweets which were written in haste and out of the frustration I felt for the out-of-control spending in Washington."
-- Jaci M Smith (@FDNJaciSmith) August 7, 2012
@mikeparry Faribault Daily News didn't say that, a reader in a letter to the editor says that. Big difference, Senator.
It appears the FDN has yet to endorse a candidate in the Parry-Quist race, but something tells us it's unlikely to be Parry.