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Lincoln Project Co-Founder Tells 'My Truth,' Steps Down

Steve Schmidt resigns from the group's board amid John Weaver scandal, message postings

(Newser) - The Lincoln Project, beset by a slew of scandals in recent weeks, has just taken a new hit. Axios reports that co-founder Steve Schmidt is resigning from the anti-Trump PAC's board as another co-founder, GOP operative John Weaver, faces accusations that he groomed and sexually solicited nearly two dozen...

Lincoln Project Co-Founder John Weaver Led 'Secret Life'

GOP operative allegedly sent inappropriate messages to at least 21 young men

(Newser) - Longtime Republican operative John Weaver is accused of sexually soliciting or sending otherwise provocative messages to at least 21 young men over the past five years. The GOP strategist, who worked on John McCain's 2000 and 2008 presidential campaigns as well as John Kasich's 2016 run, allegedly sent...

Assessing John Edwards' Comeback Chances
 Assessing John Edwards' 
 Comeback Chances 

Assessing John Edwards' Comeback Chances

Atlantic polls image-makers on how to repair the damage

(Newser) - John Edwards’ public image hit new lows the past week, but the likes Richard Nixon, Eliot Spitzer, and Michael Milken have made successful comebacks, the Atlantic notes, in polling political spin doctors about Edwards’ comeback chances:
  • Bob Shrum: "The reality is so contrary to the image that he projected,

Ex-McCain Adviser Slams Britney Ad as 'Childish'

Weaver breaks silence after leaving campaign last year

(Newser) - Former John McCain strategist and “Straight Talk Express" architect John Weaver blasted McCain's latest ad as "childish" today, the Atlantic reports. Breaking his silence about the campaign, Weaver said that the attack ad likening Barack Obama to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton “diminishes” and “reduces McCain...

McCain Advisers Big on Loyalty, Dissension
 McCain Advisers Big on
 Loyalty, Dissension  

McCain Advisers Big on Loyalty, Dissension

Infighting between current, former top advisers colors campaign

(Newser) - John McCain’s inner circle is a hotbed of animosity and infighting among his fiercely loyal advisers, Jason Zengerle writes in the New Republic. Years of Freudian feuding by John Weaver and Rick Davis created a team divided not only on personal lines, but also on philosophical ones, between a...

McCain Camp Fractures
McCain Camp Fractures

McCain Camp Fractures

Two major advisers resign—may signal the end of the campaign

(Newser) - Two major aides have decamped from John McCain's beleaguered presidential campaign, sparking rumors that they were fired and fueling suspicions that the Straight Talk Express is close to derailing. Terry Nelson, McCain's campaign manager, and John Weaver, his chief strategist, hopped off this morning, both with minimal statements assuring their...

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