Rodney Glassman Solidifies Runaway Staff With New Campaign Manager
Rodney Glassman, the Democratic Senate candidate hoping to unseat Senator John McCain, has filled one of the several holes that were left in his campaign staff following the alleged "jumping ship" of three of his top aids.
Democratic Senate candidate Rodney Glassman
The new kid on the block over at Glassman HQ is veteran Democratic strategist Bill Romjue -- whose most recent campaign was that of Andrew Romanoff, a former candidate in Colorado's Democratic primary for Senate who lost to incumbent Senator Michael Bennet.
Romjue has also done campaign work for Vice President Joe Biden, former
Missouri congressman Richard Gephardt, and former U.S. senator -- and
one-time presidential hopeful -- Gary Hart of Colorado. As you may
recall, Hart's presidential ambition was sidelined due to some "Monkey Business."
In an e-mail, we asked Glassman's campaign spokesman why his last
campaign manager, Patrick Mellody, hit the road -- with the hopes that
she would confirm rumors that Glassman is driving away staffers with his
reported bad attitude. She didn't respond directly to the question but did send us a statement from Glassman.
"We thank Patrick for all his hard work, " Glassman says. "My campaign
team is focused on the general election and remains dedicated to the
people of Arizona, whom John McCain has ignored for 28 years. Nearly
300,000 Arizonans have lost their jobs since the beginning of the
recession. Half of Arizona homeowners are under water on their
mortgages, and Arizona ranks dead last in classroom spending. I pledge
to serve the people of Arizona. John McCain has only seemed interested
in serving himself and his own narrow interests."