Former congressman Anthony Weiner's campaign for the mayoralty of New York City has apparently suffered another blow.
The New York Times reported Sunday morning that Danny Kedem, Weiner's campaign manager, had quit the position following a week that saw Weiner's poll numbers drop in the wake of revelations that he had traded lewd and sexually suggestive messages online with a 22-year-old woman after he had resigned from Congress for sending similar messages while a Representative.
The Times report cited "two people told of the decision" and could not be immediately confirmed. Weiner, with the support of his wife Huma Abedin, has refused to drop out of the mayoral race, in which he is currently polling a distant second behind current New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.
Meanwhile, the New York Post revealed more information Sunday about the object of Weiner's online affections, reporting that Sydney Leathers was a regular on so-called "sugar daddy" websites, in which wealthy older men seek out and compensate younger women for (not necessarily sexual) companionship.
“She used sugardaddy.com to meet men,” a 27-year-old former girlfriend of Leathers from Chicago who requested anonymity from the Post. “She met a few guys on that site when she was visiting me. She wants the lifestyle without working for it.”
On one occasion, Leathers texted the friend bragging that one of her dates had paid her "$200 just for talking to him lol. He wants to see me Monday & give me more cash :)"