In Another Blow to Campaign, Weiner’s Manager Quits

NEW YORK (AP) -

Anthony Weiner vowed to stay in the race for New York City mayor Sunday despite the loss of his campaign manager and the drumbeat of critics questioning his fitness for public office.

Danny Kedem resigned Saturday, but Weiner said he would keep talking about “ideas for the middle class and people struggling to make it every single day,” adding, “We knew this was going to be a tough campaign.”

The 31-year-old Kedem was credited with helping Weiner pull into the lead in the crowded Democratic primary field. But veteran city political consultant Bob Liff discounted the effect of the resignation.

“I don’t know that the campaign manager makes that much of a difference,” Liff said. “I wouldn’t write anybody out.”