More McCain campaign staffers walk as the McCain McMeltdown continues:
Sen. John McCain's advertising consultants have resigned from his presidential campaign, the latest in a rash of staff shake-ups in recent weeks.
McCain communications director Jill Hazelbaker on Wednesday described the departure of Russ Schriefer and Stuart Stevens as amicable and said the Arizona Republican "appreciates their service" but accepted their resignations when they were offered Monday night.
Schriefer and Stevens were part of George W. Bush's campaign team in 2000 and 2004 and were part of Bob Dole's 1996 presidential campaign. The Wall Street Journal first reported the departures Wednesday night.
While the two had an agreement to work for the McCain campaign, FEC records indicate that they had not been paid and were not owed any money.
Aides downplayed their departure as a sign of a troubled campaign that has struggled financially and has been hit hard by the senator's support for the unpopular war in Iraq and the failed immigration reforms.
At this point the McCain campaign is going to have a great deal of difficulty raising money. It would appear that Senator McCain's campaign for the 2008 presidential election is pretty well washed up.
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