- Associated Press - Friday, May 23, 2014

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Russ Millette, who was ousted as leader of the state Republican party following a contentious election, plans to run for governor.

Millette filed a letter of intent to run on Friday.

Millette plans to challenge Gov. Sean Parnell for the Republican nomination in August. Millette is running under the auspices of the Alaska Republican Assembly, which his son and a spokesman, Matt Millette, described as the “conservative” wing of the party, as opposed to the “establishment” wing.

Russ Millette was elected chairman of the state GOP, with the help of fellow Ron Paul supporters, during a tumultuous 2012 convention. But party leaders voted to oust him last year before he took over.

The party, at its most recent convention, changed its rules, making future attempted takeovers more difficult.

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