How Big A Roll Did Joe Miller Play In Elevating Alaska's New GOP Chairman?Submitted by emalvini on Sat, 05/12/2012 - 14:37
How Big A Roll Did Joe Miller Play In Elevating Alaska's New GOP Chairman?
Amanda Coyne | May 12, 2012
Former Alaska U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller and Ron Paul supporter Russ Millette jointly held a conference call on Thursday night that was intended to introduce Millette as the new chairman of the Republican Party of Alaska.
Millette, a political outsider who supports Paul in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, won a vote of delegates at Alaska's GOP convention in late April that catapulted him to the head of the state Republican Party after long-time head Randy Ruedrich announced he was not going to run for reelection. Debra Holle Brown, another Ron Paul supporter, won the vice-chair seat.
The move stunned Alaska's political circles, particularly since some of those who helped Millette win the chairman's gavel subsequently booed U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and John Barrasso, a Republican from Wyoming, when the pair spoke to the party at the convention.