Democratic congressional candidate John Callahan quietly parted ways with longtime finance director Leora Rothenberg earlier this month, making a major staff change less than 100 days before the election.
Callahan campaign manager Justin Schall cited “undisclosed personnel matters” for the change, but declined to go into specifics. Callahan has been a fundraising success story for the Democrats, with the White House recruit in the 15th Congressional District staying neck-and-neck with incumbent Republican Charlie Dent in the money race.
Rothenberg’s departure came just as former President Bill Clinton was visiting the state to headline a Callahan fundraiser. The new finance director, Sara Blaney, has raised money for congressional candidates in New York and Michigan.