RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Gov. Beverly Perdue has called on the embattled chairman of the North Carolina Democratic Party to resign, adding her name to the list of party leaders seeking David Parker's departure.
In a statement issued Tuesday, 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 him to step aside for the good of the party.
Perdue said Democrats needed to return to focusing on their core issues and end the controversy, which has already led to the resignation of the party's executive director.
Jay Parmley resigned last Sunday. Earlier Tuesday, Parker reiterated he would not step down.