Alaska Republicans uphold Brown, Millette dismissals.

During quarterly meetings Saturday in Homer, the Alaska Republican Party voted to uphold subsequent dismissals of former party chairpersons Russ Millette and Debbie Brown.

That decision was made by the State Central Committee, the highest ruling body in the Alaska Republican Party.

The much publicized drama began a year ago, when a host of Alaska Tea Party supporters and Ron Paul boosters gained partial control of the state party convention, electing a relatively

unknown player in Alaska politics, Millette, to replace longtime, and controversial Alaska GOP head Randy Ruedrich.

Brown was elected vice chair, but Millette's stay in the position would be brief.

An executive committee of longtime party leaders voted to boot Millette hours before he was to take office last January 31.

The group charged him with failing to raise money among other complaints.

Brown was allowed to stay, assuming the role of chair, but party leaders soon made it clear they were looking to replace her too.

She was ousted on charges she failed to raise enough money and "otherwise fulfill her duties running day to day party business."

It was the second time in 10 weeks the party chair had been removed from office.

Sources close to News Center 11 say Peter Goldberg will remain in position as current party chairman.