Gov. Bev Perdue is reacting to the about-fact at the N.C. Democratic Party on Saturday after Chairman David Parker resigned but then triumphantly reclaimed his post.
Perdue essentially puts the mess in Democratic gubernatorial nominee Walter Dalton's lap now. “I’m focused on investing in education and passing my other budget priorities," she said in a statement. "Walter Dalton is the Democratic gubernatorial nominee, and I’ll support him in however he wants to handle the matter."
President Barack Obama's campaign has not yet responded to Parker's reign. A North Carolina campaign spokesman declined to comment. Many of the Obama campaign staffers are being paid through the state party's federal account. But it's not likely the drama at state party headquarters will have any affect on the Obama team, given that they operate independently.