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Posted Dec 11, 2010, 1:26 pm
Brian Miller, who lost in the CD8 Republican primary, was elected chairman of the Pima County Republican Party on Saturday.
Miller jumped into politics in a bid for a chance at unseating Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, but the primary nod went to Jesse Kelly. Miller dropped out of the campaign two weeks before the Aug. 24 election, citing fundraising difficulties. He endorsed Jonathan Paton, who went on to lose to Kelly.
Miller likes to link himself to Texas Rep. Ron Paul, and espouses many of the same positions: he's for low taxes, against government involvement in health care, opposes the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and favors immigration reform.
During the primary campaign, Miller, an A-10 pilot in the Air Force Reserve, said he was against stationing troops on the border, calling a militarized border "abhorrent."