GOP spokesman Ben Sparks says Gladys Huber will run for governor; Isaac Weix will run for lieutenant governor; and Gary Ellerman, Tamara Varebrook, James Engel and James Buckley will run in four state Senate recalls.
The elections are scheduled for May 8 and June 5. If primaries are needed they’ll be held May 8.
Sparks says running fake Democrats guarantees a clear primary date and ensures no Republicans will face a general election that day, when Democrats likely will turn out in huge numbers to select a gubernatorial challenger.
He says the party doesn’t plan to spend any money on the fake Democrats’ campaigns.