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Party votes to withdraw support from three Republican defectors

The Alaska Republican Party State Central Committee today voted to withdraw support from three Republican sitting House members who have organized with a Democratic-led majority. Gabrielle LeDoux of District 15-Anchorage, Paul Seaton of District 31-Homer, and Louise Stutes of District 32-Kodiak, defected from the Republican-led majority to accept powerful committee positions with a Democratic Party organization. Although Republicans had won the majority of seats in both houses of the Alaska Legislature, the defection of the three caused the Alaska House to be controlled by Democrats for the first time in 22 years. “These legislators snatched defeat out of the jaws…