A national Democratic official said he rather David Parker not lead the state party delegation to Charlotte but now its a moot point.
"We always felt that the right thing to do would be for him to move on, but at this point we've all moved on," said Brad Woodhouse, the Democratic National Committee's communications director. "The talk of a lawsuit continues to fester so we thought the right thing was to lance that bull to have a clean break ... but it's not something voters care about."
Asked if the national party is working around Parker as it seeks to win North Carolina, Woodhouse said it is not necessary. "We have a great Obama campaign effort on the ground here that will win the day," he said.
Parker faced scorn from national Democrats earlier this year as he oversaw a sexual harassment controversy at the state party.