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Robin Bradford resigns as Mecklenburg Democratic chair

Mecklenburg County Democratic Chair Robin Bradford has resigned to focus on her race for the state House, which has gotten off to a slow start.

Bradford announced her resignation at a party meeting Monday night.

“I am resigning this evening to make sure that I am able to run my race for N.C. House District 92 successfully and gain another Democratic seat for Mecklenburg County and the State of North Carolina,” she said in a letter of resignation.

Marc Friedland, the party’s first vice chair, will serve as temporary chair. The party’s executive committee will choose a permanent replacement Aug. 9.

Earlier this month, Bradford paid a fine to the state board of elections. The $1,750 payment came a day after elections officials referred her case to the state attorney general.

Bradford is running her second campaign for the N.C. House, but is continuing to deal with escalating problems from her first campaign. The fine stemmed from missing campaign reporting deadlines from her 2012 race in House District 92.

Bradford faces Republican Rep. Charles Jeter of Huntersville, who defeated her in 2012.

New reports show Bradford’s campaign has just $260 on hand after raising $477. Jeter has nearly $37,000 on hand after raising $95,000.

Morrill: 704-358-5059
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