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Mayor Booker’s Comms Director Says ‘MTP’ Had Nothing to Do With Resignation

Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s communications director Anne Torres announced her resignation today, just a week after the big Meet the Press dust-up (over nothing really). The timing suggested to some that her decision to leave had something to do with the brouhaha, but Torres says that isn’t true.

“The rumors are ridiculous..it’s not about MTP..come on folks,” Torres tweeted this afternoon. She also described her time with the administration as “amazing” on Twitter. And, in the The Star-Ledger, she described her six years with the administration as happy ones.

However, she did say that there were differences in opinion about “how communications should be run.”

Press secretary Esmeralda Diaz Cameron will serve as interim comms director, according to Booker’s chief of staff Modia Butler.

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Mayor Cory Booker Facing Backlash Over Inoffensive Comments

Newark Mayor Cory Booker made some pretty benign statements on Meet The Press yesterday and today it’s the big political story.

After MTP host David Gregory showed a clip of an Obama ad that debuted last week in which steel workers say Bain Capital is responsible for the shutdown of the mill they worked for, Gregory opened the discussion to the roundtable, which included Mayor Booker. Throughout his comments Mayor Booker talks up the accomplishments of President Obama’s administration, the support that his policies have generated, and the need for President Obama to emphasize his positive record.

But he also said he’s not going to “indict” public equity, doesn’t completely bash Bain Capital, and says that the negative campaigning on both sides is “nauseating” to him and now he’s the “surrogate from hell” for the Obama administration.

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