Gary King hires new campaign manager

Gary King

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gary King says he’s hired a new campaign manager.

King said Friday that Keith Breitbach will be responsible for day-to-day operations of his campaign against Republican Gov. Susana Martinez in the November general election.

Breitbach replaces Steve Verzwyvelt, who resigned last week because of disparaging comments posted on Twitter in the past about women and Republicans.

Verzwyvelt left a day after King announced his hiring to replace Jim Farrell, who left the campaign after the primary election to spend more time with his family in Las Cruces.

Breitbach was campaign manager this year for U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell, a California Democrat, and he’s been vice president of Totten Communications, a public policy and political media firm in the Washington, D.C. area.

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