Marianne Williamson lays off campaign staff nationwide
Sean Rayford/Getty Images
ORANGEBURG, SC - NOVEMBER 08: Democratic presidential candidate, author Marianne Williamson addresses the audience at the Environmental Justice Presidential Candidate Forum at South Carolina State University on November 8, 2019 in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Williamson participated in the forum with fellow candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Cory Booker, Tom Steyer, John Delaney, Marianne Williamson, and Joe Sestak. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
Posted at 5:46 PM, Jan 02, 2020
and last updated2020-01-02 17:46:27-05
Best-selling author and spiritual guru Marianne Williamson has laid off her entire 2020 campaign staff but is pushing ahead with her Democratic presidential bid.
Williamson's New Hampshire state director and senior campaign adviser Paul Hodes confirmed Thursday that he had been laid off and “that the others in the national campaign have been laid off.”
A former campaign aide told The Associated Press that Williamson laid off her entire campaign staff on Dec. 31 because of financial concerns. The aide spoke on condition of anonymity because staff were told not to speak publicly about the layoffs.
(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)