Cathy Truitt will hold a press conference Monday to make a “major statement” about her campaign. The statement is that she’s out of the race against John Tedesco for the District 2 school board seat in Wake County because, as campaign adviser Brad Crone just told me, it’s not a winnable race. Truitt called for a runoff when Tedesco fell just short of a majority on October 6 with 49 percent of the vote to Truitt’s 24 percent.

Her decision makes it a clean sweep of the four school board district races by “neighborhood schools” advocates over “diversity” candidates, giving the former a controlling, 5-4 majority for the first time since the Raleigh and Wake school systems merged three decades ago.