McCain campaigned in New Hampshire Saturday.
(CNN)–Capping off a week of challenging news for his presidential campaign, Senator John McCain seemed somewhat unfazed by all the developments. "I've had tough times in my life. This is a day at the beach compared to some others," the Republican from Arizona, and former prisoner of war said at a campaign stop Saturday.
After the departure of several key staff members, and disappointing second quarter fund raising numbers, it was also revealed that the campaign only had $2 million in the bank, but he also has nearly two million in debts. Still, after raising more than $20 in the first six months of the year, McCain still expressed confidence in the viability of his campaign.
"I know how to campaign. In the state of New Hampshire, I can win in New Hampshire as I did in 2000. And I know that I can and I know that I will," he said to an audience in Claremont, New Hampshire. "I never was going to rely on money to win this campaign. I never was a good fund raiser, I'll admit it," he continued. "But I can out campaign any of these guys, and I will, and I can, and we're going to be doing just fine."
More departures from the campaign may be imminent. CNN has learned more staff members are expected to leave by Monday. A source tells CNN's Candy Crowley at least one senior staff member is among those who plan to call it quits.
McCain also campaigned in New Hampshire on Friday as well.
- CNN Political Desk Editor Jamie Crawford