From NBC's Mark Murray
McCain's presidential campaign has just announced that campaign manager Terry Nelson and chief strategist John Weaver are resigning from the campaign. Last week, Nelson had announced that he would be working for free, after it was revealed that the campaign had just $2 million cash on hand. Weaver, meanwhile, is McCain's longtime political adviser.
"This morning I informed Senator McCain that I would be resigning from his presidential campaign, effective immediately," Nelson said in a press release. "It has been a tremendous honor to serve Senator McCain and work on his campaign. I believe John McCain is the most experienced and prepared candidate to represent the Republican Party and defeat the Democratic nominee next year."
"As of today, I have resigned my position as chief strategist to John McCain's presidential campaign," Weaver added in the release. "It has been my honor and a distinct privilege to serve someone who has always put our country first. I believe that most Americans will come to the conclusion that I have long known there is only one person equipped to serve as our nation's chief executive and deal with the challenges we face, and that person is John McCain."