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In this undated photo, Rep. Kurt Zellers announces his gubernatorial bid. A Republican, Zellers is using his tax and spending policies as the platform for his bid. Forum News Service photo

Budget deal leadership centerpiece of Zellers' gubernatorial 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.”


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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