I guess none of us is surprised to see this happen. I didn't think the pileup would start this quickly, though. The second Democrat in the N.C. House has called for Jim Black to resign.

Rep. Pricey Harrison, a Democrat from Greensboro does have a slightly different take on the situation. He thinks Black should temporarily step down from his leadership position. Maybe this keeps him from the vulture-circling-the-body category, but it is unmistakably a sign that Democrats in the NC legislature are losing confidence in Jim Black's ability to lead effectively while he is dealing with his legal issues.

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Other Democrats remain loyal to Black as is evidenced in an interview in The Charlotte Observer:

"I expect it to snowball more and more and more," said former Rep. Ronnie Smith, a Democrat from Carteret County who remains staunchly in support of Black. "He can look to other members to do just what these two did."

I don't know if Jim Black will be attending the Mecklenburg County Convention today. I will let you know what the buzz is.


Thanks for the good reports, SD.

Sounds likes you'll be live-blogging the convention, eh. That would be a first!

Wouldn't Black normally attend the convention?

He should attend the convention

I won't be live blogging but Lance and I are going to be wired...hehehe..what I mean is...he'll have his cell phone on. :)

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Well have fun.

Wish I could be there to watch my idol (you) kicking butt and taking names, all the while smiling like Charlotte O'Hara.


Pricey Harrison is a she. And awesome.

I was chewing it up and spitting it back out

from the Charlotte Observer...they identified Pricey as a he. I just memorized all our Reps from Meck. I don't think I'll EVER learn them all.

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