McCain's Media Chief Steps Down

McKinnon doesn't want to work against Obama
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2008 6:05 AM CDT
Mark McKinnon, left, and spokesperson Brooke Buchanan, right, listen as McCain speaks at a press conference with a televangelist from Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 27, 2008.    (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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(Newser) – John McCain's top media adviser is keeping his promise and stepping down from his role in the senator's campaign, the Washington Post reports. Mark McKinnon said last year that he had no desire to work against Barack Obama if he became the Democratic nominee. Insiders say the departure of the former Bush campaign aide will be a heavy blow to McCain's campaign.