In a move that would signal a new direction for conservative politics in the state, the Kansas Republican Party has named former 

Johnson County commissioner and election conspiracy theorist Mike Brown, a longtime GOP leader and activist, as its new leader. 

Tapped.  Brown is no stranger to launching an intra-party battle after challenging Secretary of State Scott Schwab during the August primary.

While he was defeated, his campaign,

finally taking the stage she refused to occupy back in 2020,

which included the repeated promotion of unfounded election conspiracy theories,

garnered 44% of the vote. 

He is also a longtime party activist and ran on 

branding, sponsorships, and millions of dollars flying in: 

a platform calling for change in the ranks of the Kansas GOP.