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Vanderburgh Co. Democratic Party chairman resigns

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The chairman of the Vanderburgh County Democratic Party has announced his resignation. 

Jack McNeely took control of the party in February 2012. At that time the party was is serious financial trouble.

McNeely says he held three successful fundraisers and brought the group to a more comfortable position.

The chairman was also tasked with uniting a party that was divided after the 2011 mayoral election.

14 News spoke to McNeely during a fundraiser back in August of 2012 and at that time he said he was optimistic about getting the party back on track. 

"I'm very impressed with the turnout I think the party is headed in the right direction, and I think we are going to be successful in November," said McNeely.

Several Democrats did win re-election, but McNeely says he failed to ultimately unite the party.

He issued this statement:

"As chairman I take full responsibility for the inability to unite the party. I truly believe a new approach is needed to solve this very serious issue, therefore I am resigning as party chairman."

McNeely says he will continue to help the party when he is asked.

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