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Minnesota state Rep. Kurt Zellers announces in June 2013 that he is running for governor. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

Leadership in budget deal the centerpiece of Zellers’ campaign

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When people ask Kurt Zellers, a Republican candidate for governor, why they should vote for him, he offers this pat answer: “I balanced the budget without a tax increase.”

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That’s an exaggeration. No single state representative can, all by himself, dictate the tax and spending policies that go into a multibillion-dollar state budget.

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