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John McCain loses seven more staff members

 The number of staff members the 2008 Presidential Candidate John McCain lost on Monday grew to seven.

John McCain loses seven more staff members Obviously we made a good call last week when we put Sen. John McCain on notice for the 2008 Presidential Elections. More bad news for the GOP candidate, as seven more aides left his camp.

 On Monday Brian Jones, Matt David and Danny Diaz announced that they will leave John McCain, although they planned to stay with the campaign for the remainder of the week. Brian Jones is McCain's communications director, David and Diaz are his two deputies. Two others in the communications shop at the campaign headquarters also are leaving, as are two staffers apiece in Iowa and South Carolina.

 In Iowa Tim Miller and Marlys Popma announced their resignations. Tim Miller served as John McCain's state communications director, and Marlys Popma was the Iowa coalitions director. In South Carolina Adam Temple and Josh Robinson also left McCain. Adam Temple was the spokesman for the candidate and Josh Robinson - the state field director. "The leadership team that I came to work for is no longer leading this campaign,'' Temple said, meaning the last week's  resignations of the campaign manager Terry Nelson and chief strategist John Weaver.

 Rumors spread that John McCain was closing his campaign in Iowa, the Washington headquarters of the campaign, however, denied the rumor, saying the Iowa headquarters remains open and the senator plans to campaign in Iowa this weekend.

 The online bookmakers remain slow to catch on to the latest political news, and Bodog Sports (new window) continues to offer odds on John McCain to become the next U.S. President at 16/1, and 5/1 on being chosen as the Republican candidate. Although McCain has no intentions of withdrawing from the race yet, his chances of winning are getting slimmer every week. For now Sen. John McCain remains on notice at our 2008 You Bet™ political odds segment.

Published on 07/16/2007

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