(CNN) - Days after Anthony Weiner admitted to lewd chats with women online, his campaign manager quit, Weiner and his campaign said Sunday.
Danny Kedem's departure is the latest sign Weiner's New York City mayoral bid is struggling amid allegations of online sexual impropriety. After the chats and photographs became public Tuesday, a poll showed him dropping to second place among Democratic candidates for mayor and his favorable numbers plummeting.
"Danny has left the campaign," Weiner told CNN affiliate NY1. "He did a remarkable job."
Praising the "excellent staff" remaining in his organization, Weiner said more volunteers had flocked to his bid in the last few days than at any point since his campaign began.
"This isn't about the people working on the campaign, it's about the people that we're working for," he said.
Kedem, a 31-year-old operative who previously worked for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, declined comment in an e-mail to CNN.
Weiner first acknowledged Tuesday that he did not stop sending raunchy online chats to women when he left Congress in 2011. That resignation was prompted by allegations from several women that Weiner had sent them lewd photographs of himself.
Speaking at a news conference Thursday, the Democrat said he couldn't say for sure how many more women might come forward.
"There are a few. I don't have a specific number for you," Weiner said.
Pressed to provide a guess as to how many online relationships occurred after his resignation, Weiner said, "I don't believe I had any more than three."
He has resisted calls from his rivals to withdraw from the mayor's race, saying the decision of whether he's trustworthy enough for the job should be up to voters.
His chief rival for the Democratic nomination, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, stopped short of calling for his withdrawal from the mayor's race Sunday but lambasted his actions as generating further distrust in government.
"I think it's become very clear that former Congress member Weiner has a pattern of reckless behavior, an inability to tell the truth and a real lack of maturity and responsibility," Quinn said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "I don't think he should be mayor, and I think voters, if he stays in the race, will make that very clear."
On Friday, Weiner indicated he may stop answering questions altogether about his online relationships.
"There's going to reach a point fairly soon that I'm going to say I think I've said enough about it, and I'm going to keep just talking about other things," he told reporters on Staten Island.
CNN's Chris Kokenes and Ashley Killough contributed to this report.
Weiner himself should quit this planet.
He needs to drop out. This is not someone that should be in public office. If we have an issue with Mark Sanford getting elected to the House after his disgraced tenure as Governor of SC, we should be against this, as well.
What a pig.
I am a hard Left Liberal.
This guy needs to step down.
We are starting to look like the GOP.
That's a bad thing.
you have to be delusional to be a politician in the first place
and this guy – is just the proof of that
Inregards to this, Newtown or the Holocaust, and 9-11, I happily mind my own happy business and live a happy life :)
Many of our public officials are becoming more and more famous for their bad behavior rather than their leadership qualities. It occurs to me that stricter guidelines should be in place before someone qualifies for a bid for public office. At this point, I know of on one who takes Anthony Wiener seriously as a mayoral candidate. Instead the discussion hovers around his acknowledged sexual misdeeds and what his wife must be going thru. In my opinion, he disrespects every American.
How low can we get to even consider this low life as a candidate for any public office. He needs psychiatric treatment.
I like this guy - he's passionate, smart and a good fighter. Just the kind of guy you want on your team, but I can't defend him on this. He needs to drop out.
Weiner needs to drop out. His record while he was in Congress is pretty abysmal. He was all talk and no action. And he's lied too much. There are far better people to run the city for the citizens of NYC.
I wonder: was the departure a matter of principle or of concern for a stain on his resume?
I'm hoping there's only two Democratic candidates, because if he even has any support those people are obviously not paying attention.
Did the campaign manager quit as a matter of principle or out of concern that working for Weiner would tarnish his resume?
turn out the lights, the party's over
What a pig, this weiner
This manager knew about all of those things. If he did not approve he should never had agreed to be his manager. Creep!
It took him this long?
Time to put it away weenie
I have always like Anthony Weiner. He's a highly intelligent, articulate and aggressive legislator. But he obviously has a serious psychological issue going on in side him and he doesn't belong in public office. He also shouldn't be married, especially to such an amazing lady.
Weiner is a perfect fit for NYC, a lewd, crude politician whose liberal philosophy of do what I say not do as I do exemplifies liberal democratic politicians. I can't think of a better place for Weiner to be the mayor than NYC.
When Weiner says sexting is behind him I figure his phone is in his back pocket.
time for him to put all his energy into starting a womens clothing company..
He should save his wife and his party further embarrassment and fade away. And this is from someone who is definitely not GOP.
I guess even pigs can't change its spots. Weiner hasn't changed and needs to run away from politics. What a sorry loser
He should save his wife and his party further embarrassment and just fade away. And this is from someone who is definitely not GOP.