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Some in state GOP bristle at Brown’s suggestion for leader

US Senator Scott Brown is angering some conservative activ­ists by trying to shape the new leadership of the Massachusetts Republican Party just weeks after losing a reelection campaign in which he tried to distance himself from the GOP.

Brown, who is keeping ­options open for his political future, wants his campaign’s deputy finance director, Kirsten Hughes, elected chairwoman of the Republican State Committee next month. He sent state committee members a letter endorsing her Friday, two days after current chairman Robert A. Maginn Jr. bowed out of contention for ­another term.

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