Former S.C. Senator John Kuhn has parted ways with his campaign manager – although the circumstances accompanying the split are under dispute.
According to one group of sources, Kuhn fired campaign manager Mark Knoop in the midst of an “epic freakout” last week. However sources close to Kuhn’s campaign dispute that contention – saying the breakup was amicable.
“They just never really hit it off,” one of our sources acknowledges. “You have to be compatible with someone to manage their campaign.”
Prior to working on Kuhn’s bid Knoop worked for S.C. Sen. Ronnie Cromer (RINO-Newberry) and served as executive director of the New Mexico Republican Party. Sources tell FITS Le Frye of Starboard Communications is currently handling the day-to-day management of Kuhn’s campaign in Knoop’s place.
Kuhn is one of sixteen Republicans seeking the GOP nomination for the first congressional district seat vacated earlier this year by newly appointed U.S. Sen. Tim Scott.