News and Observer political reporter John Frank talks about recent developments in the North Carolina Democratic Party
After losing control of the legislature and the governor’s mansion, the North Carolina Democratic Party is looking to regroup. This week, interim executive director Casey Mann was selected for the permanent role. Mann takes the helm as the party struggles with internal division about its direction.
Host Frank Stasio talks with News and Observer political reporter John Frank about recent developments in the North Carolina Democratic Party.
Democratic state Senator Martin Nesbitt has died. He passed away only two days after he stepped down as Senate minority leader, citing an illness. The public didn't know that the veteran lawmaker from Buncombe County had been diagnosed the previous week with stomach cancer.
Senator Nesbitt was a true public servant who was deeply respected by both Democrats and Republicans. As Senate Minority Leader, Martin Nesbitt could always be counted on for a colorful quote, whether it was about the recent shrinking of the state’s Rural Economic Development Center:
The new executive director of the North Carolina Democratic Party is looking to revamp how the party raises money -- as it faces more than a year of leadership turnover, fundraising troubles and distancing from the re-election campaign of U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan.