The chairman of the Idaho Democratic Party has resigned after taking credit for "recruiting and directing one of the most effective state party staffs we have ever had."
But Larry Grant also acknowledged, "did I get everything done that I wanted to? Of course not. But I do think we accomplished a lot."
In a message sent out late Thursday, the plain spoken, but sometimes controversial chairman announced that he was stepping down after being elected in 2011.
"Nobody wanted the job; 2010 had been a terrible year for Democrats in Idaho," wrote Grant.
But Grant pointed to what he called stronger county organizations and a more robust field of candidates during the 2012 election season.
Nominations for Grant's replacement are currently being accepted and a new election is slated for the party's Central Committee meeting on Saturday, Feb. 23.