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A couple candidates have announced their intention to run for the Pueblo County GOP chair, recently vacated by Becky Mizel, who resigned.
First, there’s Dr. Thomas Ready, who wrote, according to a Facebook post by Brian Matar:
“I am running to be the Pueblo County Republican Party Chairman. My goal is to bring the party back together and to include all that want to be there. I’m asking for your support at the next election. Thank you in advance. Tom”
Ready made headlines last year when he asserted, during a debate, that there’s no proof the Sandy Hook school shooting happened at all. At the time, The Pueblo Chieftain quoted him as saying:
“I don’t think (the Sandy Hook shootings have) been proven. And what’s wrong with open discussion?”
A call to Ready to confirm his entry in the race was not immediately returned.
But you wouldn’t think Pueblo Republicans would let an election go by without a fight.
Yesterday, former State Sen. George Rivera announced he’s also running. Rivera, you recall, took the seat from Sen. Angela Giron in a recall election in 2013. Leroy Garcia defeated Rivera last November.