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Breaking in the past 90 minutes over at the NY Times' website, things are getting even uglier within former Congressman Anthony Weiner's NYC mayoral campaign...

Weiner’s Campaign Manager Quits After Latest Revelations
By MICHAEL BARBARO
NY Times
July 27, 2013   11:32PM

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...

File this under: "stating the obvious"...

...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…

Unsurprisingly, at this point, pundits (and the most recently publicized poll, see below) are indicating City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is, once again, the clear frontrunner in the election per this quite strong, front-page piece in Saturday's NY Times...

Citing Scandals, Quinn Sees Way to Stand Apart
By MICHAEL BARBARO and E. C. GOGOLAK
NY Times (Page A1)
Saturday, July 27, 2013

In an electoral season awash with misbehaving men, a mayoral candidate with her own weaknesses is making a subtle plea to New York City voters: I’m not one of them.

Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker, has moved quickly in the past several days to conspicuously distance herself from Anthony D. Weiner and Eliot Spitzer, the celebrity transgressors of the 2013 campaign, wrapping her candidacy in the language of “maturity,” “seriousness” and “truth.”

Her political operation, which has long trumpeted her head-cracking, get-things-done legislative style, is now realizing that her appeal also includes what she has not done: hired prostitutes or sent lewd self-portraits to strangers.

Mr. Weiner’s latest imbroglio represents a well-timed chance for Ms. Quinn to reintroduce herself as the sober-minded adult in a chaotic campaign and to regain her lead in the polls, which evaporated precipitously soon after Mr. Weiner, a former congressman, entered the race...

The story continues on to note that Ms. Quinn is appearing on "Meet the Press," today, "....a plum platform rarely offered to a local politician."

While Quinn and Weiner were in a virtual dead heat, just over a week ago, according to almost all recently-published surveys, the Times' story also noted that a poll conducted Wednesday by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion "...showed Ms. Quinn leading Mr. Weiner by nine points among registered Democratic voters…."

Buh, bye Anthony...


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Originally posted to http://www.dailykos.com/user/bobswern on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 10:32 PM PDT.

Also republished by New York City.

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