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Former state Rep. Dean Simpson of Perham answers a reporter's question Thursday, May 22, 2014, after Minnesota Republican governor candidate Rep. Kurt Zellers of Maple Grove (right) introduces the grocery store owner as his running mate. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis

Zellers decides on running mate, not on convention

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MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Minnesota Republican governor candidate Kurt Zellers Thursday announced his running mate, Perham's Dean Simpson, but he said still does not know if he will seek the state convention endorsement or just go directly to the summer primary election.


Grocery store owner and former state representative Simpson, 63, joins Zellers’ ticket as the campaign moves toward the May 31 state party convention.

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