MANKATO - Allen Quist, the Republican candidate for Minnesota's First Congressional District, will be formally endorsed by First District Republicans in Mankato today at the Mankato Place Event Center.
Quist won Tuesday's primary election over fellow Republican candidate Mike Parry to be the official challenger to DFL incumbent U.S. Rep. Tim Walz.
Parry and Quist participated in the official endorsement convention last April, but delegates were unable to select a majority winner even after 14-hours and 23-ballots.
The dinner and event will formally endorse Quist as the Republican candidate, as well as deal with any additional First District business.
Former gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer will be the featured speaker for the event.
The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a dinner and the convention begins at 7 p.m. The event will only go until 10 p.m. at the latest. The Mankato Place Event Center is located at 12 Civic Center Plaza in Mankato.