Raleigh council member running for Democrats job
RALEIGH (AP) -- A Raleigh city council member wants to become the North Carolina Democratic Party's next leader in an election called during the flap over sexual harassment allegations at party headquarters.
Mary-Ann Baldwin announced Wednesday her bid to become the party's chairwoman. State Sen. Don Vaughan of Greensboro also said he's running.
Baldwin said state executive committee members have told her the party needs new blood in leadership and it would be good to have a woman running things.
Current Chairman David Parker announced an executive committee meeting Saturday in Greensboro to pick his successor.
Top Democratic elected officials pressured Parker to step aside over his handling of allegations that the party's executive director harassed a party worker. Executive Director Jay Parmley resigned last month but denied any harassment.
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