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More legal fighting among state Democrats

Michael Carmichael, co-founder of CC & Associates, said Wednesday that he had filed a civil action for libel in Orange County Superior Court against Frank Eaton and his company Bully Documentary, Inc.

The complaint centers on Easton's video: "For the Good of the Party," which he aired last spring, which he accused state Democratic Party chairman Randy Voller of mismanaging the party and called on party activists to investigate. Among other things, he questioned how Carmichael, a consultant and friend of Voller, was being paid $6,000 per month.

"Eaton's personal non-stop campaign of slander, libel and defamation knows no bounds of decency, accuracy or integrity," Carmichael said in a statement. "Easton's video was predicated on false, misleading and defamatory allegations.''

Carmichael said that Eaton and his company were paid more than $35,000 to produce a video for the party and that since a new proposal for videos was turned down, Eaton has sought to attack Voller and people associated with him.

Szlosberg-Landis to resign as Democratic 1st vice chair

Nina Szlosberg-Landis, the first vice chair of the state Democratic Party, plans to resign her post Tuesday, citing her differences in working with embattled party chairman Randy Voller.

In a letter sent Monday night to friends, Szlosberg-Landis, a major party fund raiser from Raleigh, writes that she believes she could be more effective raising money for Democrats outside the party organization.

NC Democratic Party searching for new ED

The North Carolina Democratic Party is advertising for a new executive director.

State Democratic chairman Randy Voller said the party has received about 30 applications from around the country to fill the post held by Tammy Brunner, who was not asked to stay. Monday was the last day for applications.

Brunner was brought on as interim party executive director last June when Jay Parmley resigned amid allegations from a fellow staffer that he had engaged in sexual harassment – allegations that he denied.

Voller said a party committee – made up of leading Democratic figures - has been selected to choose a new party executive director. Voller said he is working as interim executive director $1 until a permanent executive director can be found.

Democratic chairmen candidates to debate Saturday

The two candidates for state Democratic Party chairman will Saturday in Raleigh to discuss their plans for leading the party.

Former state Sen. Eric Mansfield of Fayetteville and Pittsboro Mayor Randy Voller will meet at a forum at 1:30 at Mount Peace Baptist Church, located at 1601 Martin Luther King Drive. The event will be live streamed at www.plaintalkpolitics.com and will be available on Youtube after the debate.

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