Thursday, July 12, 2007

McCain Suffers Iowa Setback

The McCain Campaign death watch is underway. In the same week as mass departures of his top national campaign aides -- two top staffers with his Iowa camp have left.

Ed Failor and Karen Slifka had hung around as volunteers when the campaign could no longer afford to pay them. But they threw their lot in with Campaign Manager Terry Nelson -- and left when Mr Nelson left.

Sen McCain has already pulled out of the crucial Ames Straw Poll next month. In the past, it's made and broken Presidential campaigns ahead of the Iowa Caucuses. (The Fix/WaPo)

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