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NC Dems vote to keep chairman amid scandal

Leaders of the North Carolina Democratic Party voted Saturday afternoon to keep their chairman who had offered to resign in the wake of sexual harassment allegations.

The 742-member N.C. Democratic State Executive Committee meeting in Greensboro voted to retain David Parker as chairman. He had turned his resignation in earlier in the day but agreed to stay on after the vote.

Gov. Beverly Perdue, Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton and others had called for Parker to step down, saying he was a distraction in the wake of sexual harrassment allegations at the party headquarters. Many allies of Parker, though, didn’t want him to leave.


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