Rodney Glassman Solidifies Runaway Staff With New Campaign Manager

Categories: Election 2010

Democratic Senate candidate Rodney Glassman
​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.

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."

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This guy smells like yesterdays diapers and I would rather hold my nose and vote for McShame again, My Gawd what a choice!


For the life of me I cannot understand why anyone cares who is coming and going from someone's political campaign. As a voter, I sure don't. It seems you guys try to make hay of every tiny move the Glassman campaign makes, when the focus should be on ousting John McCain for good. Of course, you had a horse in the race: Your former scribe, John Dougherty. Since he came in a miserable third, have you nothing better to do that focus on the internal workings of a campaign? Shame on you. And you can't resist a backhanded comment about Gary Hart and Monkey Business. Good grief. Is there even any connection between the new campaign manager and the Monkey Business brouhaha? If you are gonna throw out snide comments, at least be ready to back them up. I used to be a regular reader, but your behavior and lack of journalism ethics during the campaign has really turned me off. You now are gone from my "favorites" list.


Rodney Glassman is a joke. This guy hasn't done anything in his life other than be a professional student.


We'll support Glassman since it's time to retire McCain and time for a new generation to pick up the pieces of the damage created by those who've been in Washington far too long.

Kari Hope
Kari Hope

Your comment also smells. You're an idiot if you vote for McCain. He hasn't done one thing for Arizonans....not ONE thing. Follow along with the geriatric crowd moron, see how far that will get you.

Kari Hope
Kari Hope

You must be a disgruntled Parraz supporter. Get over it dude....he came in dead last. That speaks volumes. You're clueless and ignorant if you think Mr. Glassman hasn't "done anything." Try educating yourself instead of walking around with a chip on your shoulder.

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