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Another Republican Declares for Governor

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – Former Republican state Sen. Ken Miller says he will again make a run at the governor’s office.

Miller ran in 2004, finishing third in a crowded GOP primary won by former Secretary of State Bob Brown — who then lost in the general election to Gov. Brian Schweitzer.

Miller was among the more conservative candidates then, and is staking out that ground again. He says he learned a lot from the 2004 race, and believes his base of supporters has since grown.

The race could get crowded with Schweitzer leaving office due to term limits.

Miller becomes the second Republican to announce with more than two years until the election, following former state Sen. Corey Stapleton. Many more are considering a run.

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