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Maginn exiting role as head of state GOP

Massachusetts Republican State Committee chairman Robert A. Maginn Jr. announced Wednesday that he will not run for reelection next month, setting the stage for a battle over the direction of the party.

Behind the scenes, two state committee members said, outgoing US Senator Scott Brown is pushing for the next chairman to be Kirsten Hughes, a leader of his campaign finance team and a city councilor in Quincy.

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