Zellers Calls Securing GOP Nom 'First Focus' in Gov. Race

Posted at: 06/25/2013 5:51 PM | Updated at: 06/25/2013 10:37 PM
By: Alan Hoglund
ahoglund@wdio.com

Minnesota's newest candidate for governor says he'll run even without the Republican Party's nomination. But during a trip to Duluth Tuesday, he called it his first focus.

At Pizza Luce downtown, Rep. Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove, said he's in Duluth asking for votes, support and ideas. He said his campaign focus will be on what unites us, not what divides. But he also jabbed at current leaders, saying government hasn't been watching out for the middle class.

"You're taking more, spending more and wasting more and quite frankly it's time someone from the middle class look at the state budget line by line and cut the waste first before we ask for more money," the former House Speaker said.

He said he would be as frugal with the state budget and look at every dollar just as he does with his budget at home.

Zellers announced his candidacy Sunday in his hometown.

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