Former governor candidate Ken Miller injured in hunting accident

2012-11-22T18:19:00Z 2012-11-23T09:30:03Z Former governor candidate Ken Miller injured in hunting accidentBy TOM LUTEY tlutey@billingsgazette.com The Billings Gazette

Former governor candidate and Laurel legislator Ken Miller is recovering from an accidental shooting during a Wednesday hunting trip.

Miller remained at Billings St. Vincent Heathcare on Thursday, where he was treated for gunshot wounds, his wife, Peggy, said in a prepared statement.

"Former state Senator Ken Miller was injured on Wednesday while hunting on the family farm near Joliet," Peggy Miller said. "He was shot in both lower legs when a member of the hunting parties' gun accidentally discharged. His wounds are not life threatening, and the family expects a full recovery."

Billings-area Republicans said they were notified by email Wednesday that Miller had been shot.

On social media, Miller's friends are wishing him well and offering their prayers.

State legislator Champ Edmunds told followers on Twitter that Miller had been in surgery for more than two hours Wednesday.

A Laurel businessman, Miller ran a grass-roots campaign for the Republican gubernatorial nomination last spring but finished third behind nominee Rick Hill and runner-up Corey Stapleton. 

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