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TODAY   |  July 29, 2013

Anthony Weiner’s campaign manager resigns

As Anthony Weiner falls in the polls after news of more sexting emerged, his top campaign official, Danny Kedem, called it quits over the weekend. Weiner says he will not drop out of the race for New York City mayor. NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell reports.

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>>> new developments in the anthony weiner sexting scandal. he is facing more pressure to drop out of the new york city mayor's race and over the weekend his campaign manager re-signed.

>> good to see you savannah. a new kind of fall out after the shock and outrage swirling around his latest admissions about sexual conversation with women online. he is taking new hits within his own team and about his record on the job.

>> reporter: the drama for anthony weiner entered a new act this weekend when one of his own called it quits. his top campaign official, his campaign manager , danny kedem re-signed after the latest fall out from the former congressman's online conversations with women.

>> you know we have an amazing staff but it isn't about the people working on the campaign. it's the people we're working for.

>> he will keep pursuing his ambition to become new york city mayor facing criticism and flat out claims that he is done by prominent political voices.

>> he may still be in the place but his campaign is over.

>> he's not qualified, not psychologically qualified to be mayor of the city of new york .

>> it's absurd. he's not the next mayor of new york . he's wasting time and space .

>> reporter: his trouble and declines in polls shifted attention to other democrats in the race. christine quinn used the national platform of meet the press to question his track record even before the controversy.

>> has he disqualified himself? yes. but not just because of the scandals. he didn't have the qualifications when he was in congress.

>> reporter: while opponents and outside critics have been piling on, weiner found himself with a back and forth with a voter. he could not sway this woman upset about his conduct. the sexting chats where he used the name carlos danger to send messages to women.

>> if i conducted myself in the way you did yours, my job would be gone.

>> he claims he will still keep trying to talk about issues that matter to new yorkers trying to keep himself in this race. there have been so many surprise as long the way. we can only see what happens when he gets back on the campaign trial today. six weeks to go and no announcement about a new campaign manager .

>> at the moment he is