From the Helena Independent Record:
Members of Montana’s Republican Party ousted six-year chairman Will Deschamps on Saturday, electing Rep. Jeff Essmann of Billings to lead them through the 2016 election cycle.
Essmann was chosen for the role on the second day of the Montana GOP convention in Helena click reference. He beat out Deschamps, of Missoula, along with far-right former Madison County Commissioner Dan Happel.
The 62-year-old former senator and Senate majority leader has also served as chairman of the legislative campaign committee and as Yellowstone County Republican Central Committee chairman.
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