Democratic House contender Sean Eldridge replaces campaign manager


File: Sean Eldridge, president of Hudson River Ventures, left, and Chris Hughes, editor-in-chief and publisher of The New Republic and a founder of Facebook Inc., stand for a photograph during the Paris Review Spring Revel gala in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. (Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Democratic U.S. House candidate Sean Eldridge is replacing his campaign manager, a spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday.

Eldridge, the husband of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, has parted ways with campaign manager Michael Reid. His campaign did not say who would be replacing him.

"We decided to bring in new leadership for the final few months of the campaign. We wish Mike well and are appreciative of all of his hard work and efforts," said Eldridge spokeswoman Sophie Friedman in a statement.

Eldridge is running against Rep. Chris Gibson (R-N.Y.). The Democrat has contributed nearly $1 million of his own money to his campaign, Federal Election Commision records show.

The liberal blog Down With Tyranny first reported that Eldridge was replacing Reid.

The nonpartisan Cook Political Report rates the race as "Lean Republican."

Sean Sullivan covers national politics for “The Fix.”
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