Report: Huntsman’s Campaign Manager Resigns
According to published reports, Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman has lost his campaign manager, Susie Wiles, who resigned today. The resignation comes less than a month after the former Utah governor made his 2012 campaign official. As The New York Times‘ Michael Shear describes the announcement, “the departure of Ms. Wiles is the first serious sign of trouble since Mr. Huntsman returned from a two-year tour as President Obama’s ambassador to China to challenge his former boss.”
In a statement, the Huntsman campaign announced communications director Matt David will replace Wiles:
“Susie has served the campaign well and was vital in getting it off the ground in such a short time-frame,” John Weaver, a top political strategist for Mr. Huntsman, said in a statement provided by the campaign.
Shear reports sources in the campaign described tension between Weaver and Wiles:
Ms. Wiles reportedly clashed with Mr. Weaver during the past month as the campaign got under way, according to people familiar with the private interaction between the two aides.
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