Number Two Dem in N.C. Resigns

Nina Szlosberg-Landis /

The North Carolina Democratic Party’s number two leader is resigning from her post due to conflicts with party chairman Randy Voller, the Charlotte Observer reports.

First vice-chair Nina Szlosberg-Landis announced in an email Monday night that her resignation would be effective beginning Tuesday.

In the letter, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, Szlosberg-Landis said she's "become increasingly less comfortable with the tone and practices of the leadership of the party." Voller has been criticized by some committee members for how he handled the departure of the previous executive director and other intraparty transactions. […]

Voller was elected party chairman in February in a close vote over former U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge, pledging to work to revive the party after two poor election cycles that led to Republican control of both the executive and legislative branches. The GOP-controlled legislature redrew the state's political boundaries, and Republicans now hold nine of North Carolina's U.S. House seats. State Republicans also have raised more money than Democrats.

Since his election, Voller has faced questions about his use of a party credit card during a March trip to a Las Vegas casino to watch basketball games. He said he paid the $3,300 balance in full.

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