July 10th, 2007
01:58 PM ET
12 years ago

Two more top McCain staffers resign

McCain is surrounded by reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign lost two more senior level staffers Tuesday, hours after it was announced that his campaign manager and chief strategist were leaving the campaign.

Deputy Campaign Manager Reed Galen and Political Director Rob Jesmer are leaving the campaign, a campaign source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, tells CNN. Earlier in the day, Campaign Manager Terry Nelson and Chief Strategist John Weaver announced they were leaving their posts.

The Washington Post first reported the departures of Galen and Jesmer.

- CNN Political Editor Mark Preston

Filed under: John McCain
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Robert, Edwards AFB CA

    Abandon ship!

    July 10, 2007 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  2. James, Charlotte, NC

    Look at all these sad Republicans crying and surprised that Republicans are goin broke while still crying “Bush is great!”. Yall should save the crying for when your president-elect dont make it next year.

    July 10, 2007 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  3. KMartinez, Los Angeles, CA

    Actually, it's rather sad and a foreshadowing of the end of what could have been a promising candidate- not in this upcoming election but in previous presidential campaigns. Senator McCain, unfortunately, chose to be a 'good soldier' for his party. If he had stood his ground and took on the Republican party insiders, the 43rd President would be finishing up his 2nd term. However, hindsight, as they say, is 20/20 Senator.

    July 10, 2007 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  4. KCforObama.me.com, Kansas City MO

    The question now becomes:
    When does John McCain resign his campaign?

    July 10, 2007 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  5. jack,Phoenix,AZ

    Why cannot this county elect some young blood. NO One over 65 should be elected to public office, they are too out of touch with reality. Look at the problems in the Supreme Court. Look at these old dudes falling asleep in sessions. Experience doesn't mean squat if they are falling asleep. Also more accountability for all. You break the law you get 2X the sentence.

    July 10, 2007 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  6. Bren, Pittsburgh PA

    Adios Juan McAmnesty:

    You really should consider running for office or retiring in Mexico!!

    July 10, 2007 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  7. Amir, San Diego, CA

    What a surpise for the republican party. More people resign? Why? only Bush knows...or does he? "everyone please use "the googles" to find out"

    July 10, 2007 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |