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Wendy Davis spokesman resigns amid campaign struggles

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Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis's spokesman and deputy communications director has resigned, according to the San Antonio Express-News.

Bo Delp, who had been with the Davis campaign for eight months, and was originally the communications director, said he was “proud of the work” he had done for the campaign and that it was an “honor” to work for Davis.

“I am proud of the work I have done, and know that my successor will continue to build on my successes, and my mistakes, to do what is necessary to win in November,” Delp said in his resignation letter, according to the Express-News.

Earlier this year, amid campaign struggles - including a "blurring" of the facts surrounding her life story - Davis reorganized her communications department. The campaign hired Zac Petkanas, a former communications director for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and demoted Delp to deputy director.

That apparently ended this week, when Delp resigned to "consider a number of other opportunities in Texas Democratic politics," Petkanas told Express-News.

This is just the latest in a long line of bad news for Davis, including news this week that Democratic Governors Association Chairman Peter Shumlin wasn't optimistic about her chances of winning.

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