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Zellers Inks Tax Pledge in Minnesota Governor Race

Created: 07/23/2014 12:30 PM KSTP.com

Republican candidate Kurt Zellers has signed a group's pledge that rules out any new taxes and most fees as budget options if he becomes Minnesota governor.
    
The former House speaker says he wanted to make clear that he won't ask taxpayers to pony up more money. None of Zellers rivals in the Aug. 12 GOP primary have signed the Americans for Tax Reform document. The primary winner faces Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton this fall.
    
Zellers announced his decision Wednesday as he launched of a television ad driving the point home. In the ad, Zellers says he's the only candidate with "the guts to put it in writing."
    
He is trying to beat businessman Scott Honour, former Rep. Marty Seifert and Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson for the GOP nod.

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Republican candidate Kurt Zellers has signed a group's pledge that rules out any new taxes and most fees as budget options if he becomes Minnesota governor.

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