The $12,000-a-month chief operating officer of Jeb Bush’s 2016 presidential campaign has departed.
Christine Ciccone is the highest-ranking official to leave the Bush campaign since deep payroll cuts were announced. After an auspicious beginning, fundraising has slowed, polling has stalled and the former Florida governor received largely negative marks for his performance in Wednesday night’s debate.
“I’ve got no comment. I’ve just got to go,” the Wall Street Journalquoted Ciccone as saying, while the Bush campaign expressed gratitude for her service.
Bush is down to seventh place in the latest Washington Examiner power rankings.