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Weiner still in after losing campaign manager

Anthony Weiner reaffirmed Sunday that he would press on with his run for New York City mayor after losing campaign manager Danny Kedem.

“We have an amazing staff, but this isn’t about the people working on the campaign. It’s about the people we’re campaigning for,” Weiner told reporters after appearing at a Baptist church in Brooklyn.

In his speech at the church, he compared his life to a GPS device, saying that he has "given it a lot of opportunities to say 'recalculating.'"

Weiner sent an email to supporters on Monday again making clear that he would stay in the race, and asking for donations to fight the "big megaphones" calling for him to drop out.

The 31-year-old Kedem left the campaign after Weiner's recent admission that he continued to engage in sexual online exchanges after resigning from Congress. According to the New York Post, Kedem and other staffers were caught unawares by the news.

"I'm not commenting on the story or any of the circumstances," Kedem told the Washington Post.

Kedem previously managed the successful reelection campaign of New Haven Mayor John DeStefano.

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.



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