MONTPELIER (AP) - Republican businessman Scott Milne says he will seek his party's nomination to challenge Democratic incumbent Peter Shumlin in the November election.

Milne announced Thursday on the Mark Johnson show on WDEV that he would seek to challenge Shumlin. His decision comes just hours before the deadline for candidates to file the paperwork to be on the August primary election ballot.

Shumlin has already filed the paperwork to be on the ballot.

Emily Peyton, who ran for governor as an independent two years ago, has filed to seek the Republican nomination, but she does not have the support of the party.

Meanwhile, Treasurer Beth Pearce, Secretary of State Jim Condos, and Attorney General William Sorrell, all Democrats, have all filed to be on the ballot. So far they have no challengers.