posted on December 03, 2012 10:12
Eric Mansfield is emerging as a leading challenger to David Parker for state Democratic chair.
The one-term state Senator from Fayetteville – and unsuccessful candidate for lieutenant governor in this year’s primary – is sounding out Democrats about seeking the post.
Mansfield’s boosters see him as a fresh face who can energize the Obama coalition, unite the party’s factions and be a strong spokesman against the Republicans.
One supporter wrote: “He is a physician, Veteran (formally served in the Army as a physician), a successful business owner and is an ordained Baptist Minister.”