Topeka Two more candidates for Republican nomination for governor were scheduled to file today at the Capitol.
Nestor Weigand, a Wichita real estate executive, and his lieutenant governor running mate, state Rep. David Miller of Eudora, filed shortly after 9 a.m.
Gov. Mike Hayden, seeking GOP renomination, and his running mate, Harland Priddle, were expected to file at noon.
Weigand, 51, and Miller, 40, paid the $939 filing fee by check, then answered reporters' questions.
Weigand, who declared his candidacy on May 23, conceded he has gotten a late start trying to wrest the GOP nomination from Hayden and said the fact the state party is supporting Hayden is something ``I have to live with.''
He said he's encouraged by the reception he's gotten so far, but admitted he's got a lot of campaigning to do in a short period of time in order to become well known throughout the state. The primary election is now just two months away, on Aug. 7.
The filings of Weigand and Hayden left only Democratic contender Fred W. Phelps Sr. of Topeka and his running mate, K.C. Groves, to file for governor in either party. Phelps said he and his mate would file Wednesday.