The campaign manager for Democrat Joe Radinovich has called it quits, adding to a string of bad news for the campaign.
Meredith Raimondi has confirmed with Alpha News that she is no longer with Radinovich’s campaign. Raimondi would not give any further details regarding her departure.
Raimondi’s exit is another setback amidst a difficult week for Radinovich’s campaign.
On Tuesday the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) cancelled $1.2 million in ads in the district, redirecting the funds to races that Democrats are more likely to win.
The sudden loss in funding comes after a new New York Times poll that shows Radinovich’s opponent, Republican Pete Stauber, up 15 percentage points.
The independent, non-partisan Cook Political Report also weighed in on Radinovich’s chances, downgrading the race from “Toss Up” to the “Lean Republican” on Tuesday.
As Radinovich appears to slip, the endorsements have been rolling in for Stauber. Earlier this week, the Duluth News Tribune, the largest newspaper in the 8th district, came out in support of Stauber, writing that “all voters in the 8th District can embrace Stauber’s commitment to them.”
Radinovich has not publicly addressed Raimondi’s departure.