05/30/2013 12:06 am ET Updated Jul 29, 2013

Alaska Republicans Elect Third Party Boss in 13 Months

The Alaska Republican Party's State Central Committee voted Saturday in Homer to uphold two decisions that left the party without a clear leader for more than a month. Former party chairs Russ Millette and Debbie Brown each appealed complaints to the committee but failed to overturn the decisions -- neither of them will hold the top spot.

Instead, standing chairman Peter Goldberg, who has been accused of trying to purge the party of Christians, has permanently taken the position.

In choosing Goldberg, the central committee determined party rules had been followed when booting Brown and Millette.

Goldberg, a retired military officer who resides in Eagle River, was a minor player in Republican politics until this year. The newly minted Alaska GOP leader has done ...

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