US Senator Scott Brown is angering some Republican activists by trying to engineer new leadership of the Massachusetts Republican Party just weeks after losing a reelection campaign in which he distanced himself from the GOP. Brown, who is keeping his open options for his political future, wants his deputy campaign finance director Kirsten Hughes elected chairman of the Republican State Committee next month. Brown endorsed her on Friday, two days after current chairman Robert A. Maginn Jr. bowed out of contention.
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