DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Activists within North Carolina's Democratic Party are meeting to pick new leaders and hope to revitalize their brand after a poor showing in the 2012 campaign.
Hundreds of the party's State Executive Committee members were slated to meet Saturday in Durham. They plan to elect a successor to Chairman David Parker, and it's likely to be Pittsboro Mayor Randy Voller, who was the only announced candidate after former state Sen. Eric Mansfield dropped out.
Voller would arrive at the job following November elections that gave Republicans increased majorities at the General Assembly, made the GOP's Pat McCrory governor and gave Mitt Romney the state's electoral votes.
Parker was criticized last spring for remaining as chairman despite criticism related to a sexual harassment claim at party headquarters involving two former employees.