(AP) – Arkansas Democratic Party committee members have
deferred selecting new leaders until after the 2018 gubernatorial elections.
Saturday’s decision by state Democrats resisted a wing of the party that had
called for more immediate elections.
The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that by choosing not to
reschedule elections, state Democrats voted to allow Chairman Vincent Insalaco
to continue to lead the party until as late as February 2019.
Insalaco told party members after the vote that he intended to stand behind
his announcement last week that he would not run for a third term.
Insalaco says he would like to see a special election held to decide on a new
chair in the first half of next year.
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