Former Republican congressman Tom Tancredo announced Tuesday that he has selected a former Jefferson County legislator as his gubernatorial running mate.
Tancredo, who is running for governor on the American Constitution Party ticket, chose Pat Miller, 63, to run for lieutenant governor on his ticket.
Miller unsuccessfully sought a seat in Congress as a Republican twice in the 1990s. She served in the state House of Representatives between 1991-1993.
Miller, who touted her anti-abortion views during her brief career in public office, replaces Doug "Dayhorse" Campbell on the third party's ticket. Campbell had been chosen to run for lieutenant governor by the man Tancredo replaced as the American Constitution Party nominee last month, Ben Goss.
Campbell resigned from his party's ticket after Tancredo replaced Goss. Today is the deadline for third parties to notify the Secretary of State of replacement nominees chosen by vacancy committees.
While running for Congress against former U.S. Rep. David Skaggs, D-Boulder, in 1994, Miller said she did not support legislation that would prohibit people convicted of domestic violence from possessing firearms. She also said the federal government should not enact any laws that have the effect of controlling guns.
Miller is a cosmetologist by training and has owned and operated a beauty shop.