02/01/13 - 1:36pm
The Alaska Republican Party has a new leader, after a tumultuous year that saw GOP gains in the legislature but a fight over direction of the party.
Kasilof resident Debbie Brown will succeed Randy Ruedrich as chairman, Ruedrich said Friday.
Brown was elected vice chair during a boisterous state convention last year, when Ron Paul supporters and other non-establishment party members made their presence known. Russ Millette was elected chairman and was set to take office Friday, but party leaders meeting in Anchorage voted instead late Thursday to oust him.