Anthony Weiner’s campaign manager has quit after fresh revelations that the ex-congressman now running for mayor of New York City resumed “sexting” with women after he resigned in 2011.
Sunday morning, Weiner spokeswoman Barbara Morgan confirmed the newws, first broken by The New York Times, that Danny Kedem, a young operative who joined Weiner’s campaign in late spring when he announced his candidacy, resigned late last week.
Kedem’s departure is significant less in day-to-day impact - Weiner is known for micromanaging his own races and the team was already quite thin - than for the public-relations effect after the fresh bout of scandal and Weiner’s subsequent drop in the polls.
The primary is just over six weeks away.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether Kedem knew about the details of the latest revelations involving Weiner before they were made public by an Arizona-based website called TheDirty.com.
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USA Today reported that Weiner told reporters on the campaign trail that he is "working with people" to get help for sexually explicit texting, but that it is not an addiction. "I don't believe that it is. The people that I am working with don't believe that it is," he said. "The point is that it's behind me. I have worked through these things.''