WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) – An activist known for recent videos designed to energize the party faithful has added his name to the list of candidates running this weekend to lead North Carolina Democrats.
Frank Eaton of Winston-Salem emailed party leaders Thursday saying he’s running for the chairman’s job after being asked to do so. Two other people – Mary-Ann Baldwin of Raleigh and state Sen. Don Vaughan of Greensboro – also are candidates.
The party’s executive committee meets Saturday in Greensboro to choose a successor to David Parker. He’s stepping down following the disclosure of sexual harassment allegations at party headquarters involving two former employees.
Eaton’s candidacy took off Wednesday after his video rallying party members after voters approved a constitutional amendment Tuesday banning gay marriage and civil unions.
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