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Mayor Sanders’ Campaign Manager Resigns

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders will have to find a new campaign manager. Michael McSweeney resigned today. He submitted a letter of resignation after his efforts to get mayoral candidate Eric Bidwell to attack Steve Francis were made public.

Bidwell says he started talking about the situation publicly because he got the feeling McSweeney crossed the line.

Bidwell : It didn't seem nearly as bad when he was just giving me some suggestions of some things that I might want to mention.  I only thought it was weird, but I thought it was definitely over the top when he actually gave me a totally written monologue to present.

McSweeney says he acted without the mayor's knowledge.

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