Alaska RINOs Attempting Coup: Effort Underway to Remove Constitutional Conservative Chair, Others from State Party

It appears that the Murkowski-RINO wing of the Alaska Republican Party has taken its cue from allies in DC and is attempting (again) to destroy the state party.

Yesterday, the Chair-Elect of the Alaska Republican Party, constitutional conservative Russ Millette, received a copy of a letter charging him with violating the rules of the Alaska Republican Party. It seeks his “removal from office.”

The letter was written by the Rules Chair of the party, closely aligned with outgoing Chair Randy Ruedrich, who overtly opposed – in direct violation of party rules – the Republican-nominee for US Senate in 2010.

These charges followed a similar effort commenced last week by Chairman Randy Ruedrich himself, also designed to remove another newly-elected ARP officer, Vice Chair-Elect Debbie Brown.


With respect to Chair-elect Millette, the most serious charges are that he misrepresented his life-long affiliation with the Republican Party (he was “undeclared” in his party affiliation for a period of time) and failed to raise money for the party over the last several months.

The letter also contends that the ARP convention where the ARP’s new chair and vice-chair were elected was taken over by “an organized group of political activists registered as Republicans … with the express purpose of ‘taking over’ Republican party operations and disrupting the normal candidate selection process.” The ARP official’s letter continues, “These activists had no prior history of positive conservative political activity or support for the Republican Party Platform or Republican candidates.”

Of course, the letter is a not-so-masterful effort to use Hitler’s “Big Lie” technique – telling a lie “so colossal” that no one would believe that the author would “have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.”

Those who know Russ Millette recognize that he has far more allegiance to the ARP platform than the majority of the ARP’s governing body, many of whom overtly violated party rules in opposing the 2010 Republican nominee even though he was nominated by the largest turnout of GOP primary voters in state history.

Now that there is a sudden focus on compliance with Party rules, perhaps the ARP will also examine last year’s illegal transfer of tens of thousands of dollars of party funds to the Juneau so-called Republican Club, infiltrated by Sealaska’s cronies and other crony capitalists, more concerned about their liberal social issues and corporate welfare than the party platform.

Or how about the ARP’s officers – when they’re required to promote party events – openly advocating for delegates to stay home from the convention last year so that a quorum would not be reached?

Or advocating candidates for office that openly disagree with the party platform?

Or the repeated refusal to vote on the Murkowski censure (a sitting member of the Central Committee who – even when she was running against the nominee – was not removed from the Committee)?

Or the age-old questions regarding financial improprieties with VECO funding of the ARP?

Or the failure to fully disclose how donated funds were used on direct mail campaigns?

Or taking sides in contested primaries?

Or the current Chair’s efforts against the Party’s nominee, including public statements and the filing of a questionable affidavit against him?

And the list goes on and on.

What’s really going on here is that in Alaska, like the rest of the country, the RINOs are being exposed for what they are: big government, corporate welfare hypocrites who don’t support the party platform and who will compromise any moral code to accomplish their aims.

Grassroots activists must demand that these RINOs remove the massive logs out of their own eyes before being permitted to criticize whatever specks they imagine in others’ eyes.

  • Kate

    Thanks so much Joe for writing about this and speaking the truth of the matter. Since learning about this yesterday, I’ve been deeply bothered all day, night and this morning by it. I’m glad that you are getting the word out.

  • Vincent

    The RINO Mafia at it again. They are such a pathetic group of losers. Time to expose them. Thanks Joe!

  • John McIntyre

    The Texas GOP Platform in June 2012 had no increase in taxes for any group. Senator Cornyn and Hutchison spoke in Ft. Worth. Both voted to RAISE TAXES for obma/reid/boehnor coalition. Remember Mccain/feingold,McCain/kennedy,and McCain/lieberman. Romney flipflopped on abortion,homosexual marriage rights, and problems with The Boy Scouts of America per FedUP by OOps Perry. Solution: Palin/Cruz! Palin defeated millionaire gop country club of Oops Perry and Dewhurst. Grassroots conservatives united behind Cruz and Cruz can bring Latinos,Cubans and Hispanics to the party. Respectfully; John McIntyre

  • CSN

    Get a Constitutional Lawyer and counter their coup with your own coup. Reverse the charges to point to their Big Lie…..get it on Beck’s program, Breitbart News, and Infowars, as well as Mark Levin.

  • tony

    All we get from congress and state ‘authority’ is bullshit and more bullshit. Get rid of all of ’em and put Tina Fey on the hood ornament

  • Hans Schaden

    Slease-nag Murkowski showed her true colours when she lost that primary
    — how quickly she changed course and sought the aid of the enemies of the nation.

    • henryknox

      Murkowski is not a Republican, I believe she ran as an independent. If anyone should be kicked out of the party it would be her.

      • Murkowski is a snake, an ugly snake at that. She has never been a Republican and did not win the election with out massive fraud. Keep up the good work Joe!!!!!!!

  • I don’t understand. There are other political parties here in the good ol’ USA, Why do you all insist on thinking you can change the Repubs? It cannot be done. They are owned by the Soros bunch. I quit fooling myself back in 2005 and joined a 3rd party that, at least, states and represents my convictions.
    There are “operatives” in those too so be aware. Operatives are like the Repubs that promise much and do nothing. You can, at least, spot the losers easier in smaller parties.
    I echo the others, Joe, thanks for telling it like it is. The more truth is exposed the better off we will be.

  • Carol

    Rinos all over are fighting to keep control. They are the dirtiest fighters and will do anything including kill us all with the dems.

  • Carol

    As soon as Americans start raising up to do anything to stop the corruption, the rinos create and fake mirror image of their group and immediately begin to speak for them and stopping the conversation about killing corruption.

  • gracentruth

    Thank you, Joe. Peace,

  • The Republican Party is in trouble in all 50 States. GOP promises to give money to candidates were not kept [ex: Michele Bachmann]. Alaska can join the list of States that want conservative coalitions. No matter what the cost, a sharp PR think-tank can help build a serious party.

  • There is so much here to digest that it makes one really sick to say the least. What you have are people that are so corrupt that corruption is not only something that they embrace but something that they desire. You have evil at the purest sense of the word in action and deed. The very word RINO suggest some element of conservative values just by stating they have a name that should stand for constitutional government. I would rather call them DINO (Democrats Integrating Non-Constitutional Opinions).

  • I would also speculate on the effectiveness of those in charge to provide Russ with access. It may be that Russ’s efforts have been less than productive in terms of fundraising, but I also do not believe that it has violated any rules of the party. I would have preferred a candidate with some district chair experience, but there wasn’t one.

    AFRW needs to step in and stop the party from imploding. All you men… you may find yourselves in time out if you can’t play nice and work together. Ok, ladies… let’s raise the money and buy these boys out.