(NEW YORK) — Anthony Weiner isn’t dropping out of the New York mayoral race, but his campaign manager is.
As the fallout from a sexting scandal intensifies, a person close to the campaign tells ABC News that Danny Kedem, the campaign manager, has stepped aside.
It is the latest sign of discord inside the Weiner campaign, where the candidate is calling his own shots and becoming alienated from many of his former allies, advisers and supporters.
But Weiner is forging ahead with his candidacy, saying voters should determine his fate. He taped a new campaign commercial on Saturday and attended a church service on Sunday.
The resignation of Kedem, first reported by The New York Times, is only the latest jolt to Weiner’s candidacy.
Kedem told Weiner of his decision to leave over the weekend, a person close to the campaign said, after Weiner insisted he was staying in the race.
Kedem, 31, took the reins of Weiner’s improbable candidacy earlier this spring and helped lead him to the front of the pack of candidates seeking to follow Michael Bloomberg as the next mayor of New York.
He was a junior aide on Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, where he worked as a field organizer in several primary states. His abrupt departure suggests the inner circle is tightening even more around Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin.
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Stephen Collinson, CNN Newswire
Eric Bradner, CNN Newswire