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Kasilof's Debbie Brown ousted as Republican Party chairwoman

Posted: April 9, 2013 - 9:48am  |  Updated: April 9, 2013 - 10:43am

ANCHORAGE — The executive committee of the Alaska Republican Party has removed Kasilof resident Debbie Brown as chairwoman, the second leadership change in the last three months.

Brown, formerly the vice chairwoman, became the head of the party when the executive committee removed Russ Millet in January, KTUU reported.

Peter Goldberg was elevated to party chairman during Monday night's meeting. He was elected vice chairman after Brown was made chairwoman in January.

Both Brown and Millette were swept to power by Ron Paul supporters who overwhelmed last year's state meeting when elections were held to replace longtime party leader Randy Ruedrich.

"The actions that took place tonight had absolutely nothing to do with Ms. Brown's political views," Goldberg said.

Goldberg said most members of the committee agreed they all probably share the same core values.

"It's not about old guard. It's not about Ron Paul. It's about the future of getting rid of Mark Begich," Goldberg told the Anchorage television station. Begich, a Democrat and the state's freshman U.S. senator, faces re-election next year.

The GOP's executive committee claimed Brown ignored her duties as vice chairwoman from April 2012 through January and didn't raise enough cash for the party as reasons for her removal.

Brown, who said she was attending a national Republican event in California on Monday, countered the allegations against her weren't true.

"I have done nothing wrong," she told KTUU by phone.

"The complaint and charges are unfounded and harassing in nature," she said. "I believe it's time that the grass roots and Alaskan Republicans push back to these unreasonable actions by this smaller group of Republicans."

Goldberg acknowledged the party has "a lot of healing" to do.

"I have a big job in front of me to try and bring back together the people who think we are a factual divided state," he said. "We have a common goal. It's going to take some time but there's far more Republicans in this state than Democrats, and I think we can do it."

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robert white
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robert white 04/09/13 - 10:40 am
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oh no

Here comes the long winded passionate speech why she was wronged...

Norseman
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Norseman 04/09/13 - 01:04 pm
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noooooo!!!!!! Pleassse don't

noooooo!!!!!! Pleassse don't get rid of debbie!!! She is the best thing the Democrats have going for them........

KenaiKardinal88
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KenaiKardinal88 04/09/13 - 03:23 pm
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Mark Begich Sorry to see Debbie Go

Begich is the worst Senator in the history of Alaska. He has voted against Alaska's interests many times - he has been the difference in very close votes and Obama is happy.

I don't care what the Republican's call themselves as long as they can overcome the liberal voting blocks of natives and thug unions.

Suss
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Suss 04/09/13 - 05:31 pm
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Debbie for Senator

I'll donate, Debbie and Joe Miller have not gone anywhere, they could sweep this state, let's see what office they want, maybe KK88 could be their campaign manager. Go you wild and crazy kids, the world awaits your calling.

LaFern
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LaFern 04/09/13 - 08:43 pm
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Debbie

Debbie may be a total uneducated blowhard but having one of those in that position gave Alaskan Republicans a chance to rid themselves of the extreme right wing brought on by the Lower-48/Miller cartel. They may have just dug themselves in deeper now. I'm afraid the Democrats will get my vote for every single office until the AK Republicans can effectively show that they are no longer for the Parnell corporate and social fringe interests, and actually do some work.

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beaverlooper 04/10/13 - 09:51 am
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The republican't party will

The republican't party will be dead in the next 10 years.

kksalm
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kksalm 04/11/13 - 09:30 pm
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Owner State to owned state

The recent planned tax, resource, and money giveaway to big oil corporations can only be attributed to the republican party.
Have a nice day.

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Raoulduke 04/12/13 - 07:29 am
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bought by

$2 billion state budget,$1 billion oil industry tax break with NO promise of anything = half the amount of state budget. Don't you find something wrong with this scenario? Yep! Keep voting in these Legislators of high moral fiber to keep selling the state resources from underneath your feet. Oh! Excuse me don't do anything.They are Republicans.

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