An incredibly rocky stretch for the North Carolina GOP — including the 9th District fraud scandal and party chairman Robin Hayes’s indictment — proved the undoing of another prominent Republican, as the state party’s executive chairman Dallas Woodhouse is now slated to leave in June.
Shortly after Hayes’ indictment, the central committee of the party started holding meetings to discuss Woodhouse’s leadership and future in the party.
“I am under contract through the convention,” Woodhouse told the Raleigh News & Observer. “After that, with the election of a new chair, and after four years, a run longer than most, I am moving on. This was always what I had in mind.”
Woodhouse was not named on the indictment that charged Hayes with involvement in a bribery scheme, but he did testify before the grand jury. He said previously that he has “nothing to resign for.”
Woodhouse has long been a pit bull for the party, frequently appearing on TV and fighting liberals on Twitter. He was initially one of the most outspoken figures calling for the certification of Republican Mark Harris’ race, even as doubts grew about the validity of the absentee ballots cast.