With a new chairman set to take over the Alaska Republican Party Friday, a bitter internal fight remains unresolved among the leaders or would-be leaders of the party.
In a letter to members of the GOP state central committee Tuesday, Anchorage attorney Wayne Anthony Ross blasted longtime Party Chairman Randy Ruederich and some unnamed members of the State Executive Committee, claiming they are violating party rules and they "do nit respect the rule of law."
Ross says Ruedrich and others are trying to "sabotage the orderly transition" from Ruedrich to Russ Millette and Debbie Brown, who were elected as chairman and vice chairman last spring.
He said Ruedrich is trying to prevent Millette from taking over. Part of that effort, he alleges, are the complaints filed by the GOP against Millette and Brown trying to stop them from taking over. Ross said the complaints should be dismissed.
"The divisive actions of our current chairman and certain members of the SEC are causing grave harm to our beloved GOP," Ross wrote.
He said some members of the executive committee are "sowing the seeds of our party's destruction."