Mansfield withdraws from NCDP Chair race

The Twitterverse and Facebook lit up this morning with news that Eric is withdrawing from the race, citing a family health concern.


Sorry to hear this

Here are some words he shared in an e-mail that was sent out:

As I leave this fight, please know that I intend to continue to work with all of you to rebuild our Party and reclaim the future of North Carolina. President Obama inspired us all on Monday when he said, “We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths –- that all of us are created equal –- is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall; just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great Mall, to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone; to hear a King proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on Earth.”

We must continue to work for equality, freedom, and progress. We must fight for the rights of women, Latinos, African Americans and our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters. We must stand up for the children who can not stand up for themselves, give a voice to the voiceless, and offer hope to the hopeless.

Thank you for standing so strongly for equality for all and for a bright future for the party. You and your family will be in my thoughts.