Hamilton County Democrats declare Auditor Dusty Rhodes “not in good standing.”

Dusty Rhodes

Hamilton County Democrats can’t kick Auditor Dusty Rhodes out of the party.

Instead, on Saturday, the Hamilton County Democratic executive committee declared the conservative Democrat from Delhi “not in good standing."

The vote was 65-0 with two abstaining, sources told The Enquirer. 

The Hamilton County Executive Committee voted to withdraw support from Rhodes, whose controversial comments on social media, defense of former President Donald Trump and support of Republicans for office has run afoul of local Democratic leadership.

Hamilton County Democratic Chair Gwen McFarlin told The Enquirer a committee in the past year looked into Rhodes behavior. Rhodes declined to speak with the committee, she said. He also did not attend Saturday's meeting, which was virtual. 

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