UPDATED: Brown officially announces campaign to lead state GOP


(Update to include comment from Van Eetten)

After playing up the possibility for months, former Johnson County commissioner and secretary of state candidate Mike Brown officially announced his candidacy to lead the Kansas Republican Party late Tuesday.

In a Facebook post late Tuesday night, Brown made his candidacy official, although it's been widely expected he would run for the seat given the frustrations he's voiced on social media about the current Republican Party leadership.

He's running against former Republican National Committeewoman Helen Van Etten, who officially announced her candidacy for the position last summer.

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