McCain urged his supporters to stand with him Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, urged supporters of his presidential bid to stand with him Tuesday nigt, hours after several key members of his presidential campaign resigned their posts.
"Challenges are nothing new to me. Whether political challenges, physical challenges or even personal challenges - how you stand up, face them and move forward defines your character and your strength," McCain wrote in an e-mail to supporters Tuesday night, following the most tumultuous day yet in his presidential campaign.
"Now is not the time to be timid or to shy away from our challenges - now is the time to stand up and say what we believe," he added. “I'm fighting to make our nation stronger, our government more effective and our world a safer place - and I hope you will continue to join me in this important journey.”
Earlier Tuesday, Campaign Manager Terry Nelson and Chief Strategist John Weaver announced their resignation from McCain’s presidential campaign. Deputy Campaign Manager Reed Galen and Political Director Rob Jesmer are also leaving the campaign, a source tells CNN.
– CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney