UPDATED: Brown elected state GOP chair

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(Updated to add interview with Brown)

Republican upstart Mike Brown defeated longtime Republican activist Helen Van Etten to become the new chair of the state Republican Party.

Brown, a former Johnson County Commissioner, was elected to lead the Kansas Republican Party about six months after he unsuccessfully ran for secretary of state against Republican Scott Schwab in a campaign in which he sowed doubt about the outcome of state-run elections.

He edged Van Etten 90-88.

"Bold, conservative Republican leadership is what we need," Brown said in an interview.

"There should be no . . .

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