July 17th, 2007
11:35 AM ET
11 years ago

Former McCain adviser coming back?

CNN’s John King analyzes the latest staff resignations to hit the McCain campaign.

DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) - Hours after her announcement Monday that she would be leaving John McCain's presidential campaign, Iowa Coalitions Director Marlys Popma told CNN that she is reconsidering her decision.

"This morning I had decided to leave," Popma said in an email. "Although since the announcement of my departure, which had NOTHING to do with Sen. McCain, as I have continued to believe that he should be our next President, I have had some discussions which have given me pause.

She added, "Therefore, I have told the campaign that [I] will take another day to reconsider my decision. I am spending time in prayer tonight [Monday] and will make a decision about my future with the campaign tomorrow [Tuesday].

"I am sorry for any confusion the earlier statement has caused."

Popma is one of two Iowa campaign members who announced their departure from the Republican senator's campaign Monday. Iowa communications director Tim Miller also called resigned, but said that he would not comment further on the matter. The departures came on the same day when almost all of McCain's press shop resigned from their posts.

- CNN Iowa Producer Chris Welch

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Jeannie in Sacramento, CA

    Uhh... whatever, Mary!

    July 17, 2007 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  2. Providence, RI

    It does not matter who is coming back or is leaving! McCain's Titanic is sinking, because his messages are identical to the current administration's message.

    July 17, 2007 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  3. Ian, Eastham MA

    This only makes this campain look dumber than it already did. Didn't think it was possible, did you?

    July 17, 2007 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  4. Bob, San Francisco, CA

    Spending time in prayer? Why don't you spend some time using your own head and make a decision based on reason and logic. Will god help you make a choice? Duh.

    July 17, 2007 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |