Weiner's Campaign Manager Abandons Mayoral Race

Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 08:27 AM

By Audrey Hudson

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Anthony Weiner's campaign manager has abandoned ship following a week of humiliating admissions by the New York City mayoral hopeful that he continued to send explicit pictures of himself to young women after he resigned his congressional seat for similar scandalous behavior.

Danny Kedem, 31, a veteran campaigner from Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential race, is the latest staffer on the Weiner campaign to desert the Democratic operation, which is also reportedly drowning in debt and slipping in the polls, the New York Times reported.

The New York Post reports that Kedem's resignation on Saturday is a huge blow for the campaign that is floundering in the wake of the scandal.

"I am running for mayor of the city of New York, and I plan on winning," Weiner told the Post Saturday afternoon — although it was unclear at the time if he knew his campaign manager had quit.

Last week, a woman whose Internet name is "Sydney Leathers" exposed the sexting messages Weiner sent her last year using the online alias of "Carlos Danger."

Weiner's front-runner status quickly faltered following the disclosures last week, with a NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll showing Christine Quinn, a challenger in the Democratic primary, has pulled ahead with 25 percent compared to Weiner's 16 percent.

Republican challenger John Catsimatidis told Newsmax Friday in an exclusive interview that Weiner should drop out of the race because he lacks the ability to tell the truth.

"We keep learning of new revelations. How can the police department or fire department work for a mayor like that?" Catsimatidis said.

"I believe Anthony should step down, find another career," Catsimatidis said.

Capitol Hill Democrats have also jumped into the fray to criticize Weiner, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California who called his behavior "reprehensible," the Hill reported.

Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a prominent New York Democrat, said Weiner needed "serious psychiatric help."


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