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Weiner’s Campaign Manager Resigns

After last weeks revelations, Anthony Weiner’s campaign for Mayor of New York City seems to be falling apart:

In a new sign of tumult within Anthony D. Weiner’s embattled political operation, his campaign manager has quit, leaving his already skeletal team without a day-to-day leader.

According to two people told of the decision, the campaign manager, Danny Kedem, no longer wished to oversee Mr. Weiner’s bid for New York mayor after a week of bruising revelations about the candidate’s latest online conduct. The two people, who have close ties to the campaign, did not want to be identified because they were disclosing confidential conversations.

Mr. Kedem, 31, informed Mr. Weiner of his decision in the last 24 hours, the two people said.

Mr. Kedem and a spokeswoman for Mr. Weiner’s campaign declined to comment.

The move suggests that even as Mr. Weiner vows to press ahead with his candidacy, there are mounting doubts about its political viability within his own campaign.

Mr. Weiner’s staff was jolted by his admission last week that his habit of sending raunchy online photographs and messages to women had persisted long after he resigned from Congress in 2011. The disclosures clashed with Mr. Weiner’s claims that he had been rehabilitated after undergoing therapy and his suggestion that such behavior had long ago stopped.

Mr. Kedem had helped guide Mr. Weiner’s candidacy, originally considered a long shot, to the top of the polls in the mayoral field before last week.

In all honestly, one doubts that Weiner’s campaign can really last until the September primary.

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  1. Stonetools says:

    The beginning of the end.

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  2. Satan says:

    In all honestly, one doubts that Weiner’s campaign can really last until the September primary.

    In all honestly, one doubts that Weiner’s campaign handle can really last until the September primary.

    FTFY

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  3. bill says:

    rat flees sinking ship! the ny media are really disappointed at the loss of future double entendres.
    it’s not like a republican was going to win but really, how does such a sleazeball get that far to begin with?

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  4. CSK says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if he continued on to the primary. Weiner appears to live in his own reality.

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  5. JKB says:

    Cites misunderstanding when Wiener invited him to hang out with him.

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  6. An Interested Party says:

    …how does such a sleazeball get that far to begin with?

    Good question, someone should ask David Vitter about that…

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  7. bill says:

    @An Interested Party: it’s all about the weiner in here, when hey have full press coverage of vitter then we can all chime in. maybe they’ll throw filner into the fray for good measure?

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  8. Caj says:

    Anthony Weiner is just embarrassing the party. He’s already embarrassed himself and his wife.
    Isn’t that enough? Time for him to go now. It seems power sends some of them over the edge and into insanity! Yet some come back and are forgiven by God like that’s all that matters and get re-elected. Funny how some religious types rail against Democratic fallers from grace but take back into the fold all Republicans who do the same! Hypocrisy springs to mind here!

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  9. Pinky says:

    Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. If you join Weiner’s campaign staff you know exactly the type of person you’re working for.

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  10. An Interested Party says:

    it’s all about the weiner in here…

    Ahh, you have a hard-on for this particular story…

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