Turmoil Claims McCain's Media Team

Exodus continues in wake of shakeup at top of campaign staff
By Heather McPherson,  Newser User
Posted Jul 26, 2007 11:11 AM CDT
Republican presidential hopeful, .Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., listens to a question during a campaign stop at the law offices of Devine and Millimet in Manchester, N.H., Wednesday, July 25, 2007.(AP Photo/Jim...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – In the latest defections from John McCain's faltering campaign, his two-man media team has resigned. The ad-making duo, who are veterans of President Bush's campaigns, told friends they hadn't been paid and had no idea when they would be, the Journal reports. McCain planned to begin running ads this fall, and the resignations constitute a setback.

Since McCain replaced his top two advisers 2 weeks ago and put controversial lobbyist Rick Davis in charge, senior staffers have been jumping ship at an alarming rate: To date, more than 12 have quit. Davis's questionable financial dealings, which involve the campaign and run counter to McCain's reputation as a reformer, have drawn unwanted scrutiny to the troubled campaign.