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NC Democrats hire new executive director


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A former administrator at the Vermont Democratic Party is the new executive director of the North Carolina Democratic Party.

Robert Dempsey has been hired to run the North Carolina party's day-to-day operations. The state party's executive committee voted Tuesday night to approve his hiring.

A search committee led by party Chairman Randy Voller chose Dempsey after receiving more than 50 applications for the post. Dempsey also has worked for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and recently managed the winning campaign of a congressman now in California.

Voller said Dempsey knows how to win elections and communicate with voters. The state Democratic Party has struggled the past two election cycles, losing its majority in the General Assembly and the governor's mansion since 2010.

Voller was elected chairman in February.

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