Alaska’s RINO’s Fail to Remove Liberty-Minded Chair-Elect; Kangaroo Court to Reconvene February 1

Alaska’s Republican Party (ARP) leadership failed in its attempt last night to remove Chair-elect Russ Millette, a constitutional conservative, as well as vice-chair elect Debbie Brown, from the ARP.

Their efforts fell flat after a motion by Fairbanksan Ralph Seekins to allow Russ Millette a continuance so that he would have time to prepare a defense to the charges raised by leftist ARP Rules Chair and Ruedrich confidant, Frank McQueary.

The charges against Debbie Brown were raised by chairman Ruedrich himself, alleging financial improprieties. The fact that the charges were raised by a chairman who apparently not only transferred tens of thousands of ARP dollars to the Murkowski-supporting Juneau Capitol Hill club without proper authorization just a few weeks ago, but who also seems responsible for a significant FEC fine for financial improprieties related to VECO has many within the party scratching their heads.

It also is shocking that this same chairman was reportedly entrusted with hundreds of thousands of dollars for Joe Miller’s direct mail campaign in 2010 but who has refused to disclose the database evidencing that he actually spent the money for Joe Miller instead of Lisa Murkowski, as suspected by some party members.


To make matters worse, the inquisitors had the gall to confront Millette on who he supported for president in 2012 – despite the fact that the very people asking the questions failed to support Republican-nominee Joe Miller in the 2010 US Senate race. The fact that none of the Alaska press in attendance reported on this extreme hypocrisy reflects that little has changed since their efforts in 2010 to sink the anti-establishment candidate with false stories.

Russ Millette commented after the kangaroo court that McQueary had “brought up charges that he’d never seen before.” He stated that the “whole thing, the charges, were totally bogus.” Millette also noted that “most of the minds [on the ARP executive committee] seemed made up.”

Millette was amazed at the effort to remove him, suggesting that the effort by party-insiders to keep RINO’s in charge of the party would devastate its cohesion. If he were allowed to take office, Millette claimed that he would “unite [and] bring the party together.”

During the hearing last night, he was supported by a number of conservatives who waved signs outside of the ARP headquarters in Anchorage:

Stay tuned for the continuance of Ruedrich’s efforts to unseat his successor on February 1.

  • CSN

    They should counter-sue for defamation of character and false charges against them, while suing them for their illegal actions.

  • If they can oust Millet, can he appeal? Where to? Can Rudderick be sued to force him to show what he did with the money? Obviously, there are a lot of dark secrets which the old gaurd is afraid to reveal.

  • I’m pissed. The RPA is WE – the registered Republican voters in Alaskla. The party machinery failed to support our duely selected candidate for the US Senate race in 2010. Now these same people are ignoring the will of the majority of the party and refusing to turn over leadership of the RPA to our newly elected leaders. America, this is how tyranny starts, this is tyranny!

  • The Democrats wont let go of their control of the Republican party without a fight. And yes The Democrats control the ARP, they have been very good at sabotaging any viable candidate that comes along and convince people that RINO’s are the best we can do.

  • I doubt he would bring cohesion. The cohesion comes about because the conservatives turn a blind eye to the RINO’s corruption. Whenever we do something about their corruption they break the party.