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Smitherman loses his campaign manager

George Smitherman’s campaign manager has walked away from his job. On Friday evening—that dead zone of media coverage—the Smitherman camp released a statement saying that Jeff Bangs was quitting to spend more time with his family, though the Star later suggested that Bangs quit because there were too many people trying to steer the campaign. We’re sure there’s more to come on this front, but for the time being we’re mulling the coincidence of this news coming just hours after Helena Guergis resigned from her position as minister responsible for the status of women. One more and we’ve got a trend story.

• Smitherman camp denies reports of internal dissent [Toronto Star] • George Smitherman’s campaign manager resigns abruptly [Toronto Star]

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