Perdue Calls on Democratic Chairman David Parker To Resign
North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue has called on the chairman of the North Carolina Democratic Party to resign. In a prepared statement, Perdue said she had spoken with Parker several times and told him that he had lost the confidence of party leaders. She said she asked Parker to step aside for the good of the party. The party's executive director, Jay Parmley, resigned Sunday amid allegations of harassment that involved a secret financial settlement authorized by Parker, a Statesville attorney. Parker reiterated Tuesday that he would not step down. The Raleigh News & Observer reported the settlement last week after obtaining internal emails. Perdue didn't call on Parker to resign until after she told a reporter asking about the scandal to "get over it" (click here for video).She called it a personnel matter. She called on Parker to resign later in the day. Five Democrats who hold statewide had already called on Parker to resign.