Marianne Williamson Loses Second Campaign Manager in Two Months
Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson has lost her second campaign manager, following the exit of her first one last month.
Williamson announced her bid in the 2024 election in March. She ran in the 2020 election and dropped out after not gaining enough support in the polls. Williamson had no previous political experience and instead led a successful career as an author and spiritual leader. Williamson believes that she can appeal to the Democratic base by running as a progressive.
Williamson hired Roza Calderon as a fundraiser for her campaign in April. A month later, Calderon took the job of campaign manager after interim manager Peter Daou stepped down.
Calderon’s experience in the political arena was fairly limited, as she ran for Congress in 2018 but lost. During her campaign, she was put on probation after allegedly stealing money from a local Democratic Party organization.
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Her exit was announced on Monday on the liberal podcast, The Vanguard. Williamson confirmed Calderon’s removal to The Hill.
“Campaign manager Roza Calderon has left the campaign after a mutually agreed separation,” said Williamson. “Calderon made a number of important contributions during her time with the campaign. We’re moving forward with a stronger team, equipped with a talented campaign staff with years of political experience, as well as a growing pool of passionate volunteers.”
Williamson’s campaign raised less than one million dollars in the first quarter of 2023 and has reportedly decided not to run any broadcast advertising. She has yet to register significantly in the polls but seems determined to remain in the race.
The Democratic candidate has been off the campaign trail for the last couple of weeks and has instead been in London, awaiting the birth of her first grandchild.
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