A few days ago, Ben Carson inadvertently lit a fire under his campaign staff, telling the media that he planned to shake things up with his failing campaign. The problem then, was Carson’s campaign staffers knew nothing of Carson’s plan or how he planned to shake things up.
So they decided to shake thinks up for the Republican presidential candidate by resigning.
Thursday morning, campaign manager Barry Bennett and communications director Doug Watts announced they “have resigned from the Carson campaign effective immediately.”
“We respect the candidate and we have enjoyed helping him go from far back in the field to top tier status,” Watts told ABC News Thursday. “Having just announced raising $23m for the 4th Q, more than any other Republican candidate, and passing 1 million contributions and over 600k unique donors since March, we are proud of our efforts for Dr. Carson and we wish him and his campaign the best of luck.”
Thursday afternoon, ABC News learned that the deputy campaign manager and policy director Lisa Coen also resigned, according to the new Carson campaign manager, Ed Brookover.
He says this is the only additional staff resignation he knows of right now.