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Politics

Former Brown aide wins top post for Mass. Republicans

NATICK — Kirsten Hughes, backed by former US senator Scott Brown to lead the Massachusetts Republican Party through the upcoming election cycle, was voted state party chairwoman Thursday night in a contest so narrow that it briefly appeared to be a tie.

Hughes, a former campaign aide to Brown, beat Rick Green, a Pepperell conservative who had galvanized activists with his anti-establishment appeal and pledge to grow party membership from the grass roots.

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