Weiner’s Campaign Manager Quits

Your News Companion by Ben Mathis-Lilley
July 28 2013 11:32 AM

Anthony Weiner’s Campaign Manager Calls it Quits

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Anthony Weiner speaks with reporters in Staten Island on a visit to homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy on July 26

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New York mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner lost a key member of his already tiny staff when his campaign manager quit Saturday. The New York Times was first to report news that 31-year-old Danny Kedem decided to pack his bags following a week of embarrassing revelations that Weiner continued to exchange racy messages and photos with women after he resigned from Congress in 2011. Weiner confirmed the news Sunday morning: "Danny has left the campaign,” Weiner said. “He did a remarkable job.”

The departure isn’t really as significant in what it means for campaign operations—Weiner is well-known as as a micromanager—but it's a huge public relations blow a little more than six weeks before the primary, points out Politico. It’s possible more embarrassing revelations are to come. Sydney Leathers, the women with whom Weiner exchanged messages and photos, regularly sought out wealthy men from sites like Sugardaddyforme.com, in which she described herself as a “22-year-old SugarBaby,” according to the New York Post. Weiner has admitted to sending racy messages to at least three women since he left office.

Daniel Politi has been contributing to Slate since 2004 and wrote the "Today's Papers" column from 2006 to 2009. You can follow him on Twitter @dpoliti.

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