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“They want public officials who take an oath to hold and defend the Constitution held to the standards of keeping their oath,” he said. “I think it’s a positive sign for our body politic that people are paying attention. It brings ‘government of the people’ back to the table.”

The state GOP convention is set for May 1-3 in Evanston.

Hot Springs Republican Mike Gular, who supported his county’s censure resolution, said the censure could become an election issue.

“You can say, ‘He just got censured by his own party.’ In a primary, it can be helpful,” Gular said.

In 2010, Mead won a contested primary by 703 votes and handily won the general election.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com