— From NBC/NJ's Matthew Berger
A Republican official told First Read the change is probably a sign of a personality conflict or a difference in expectations between Dunsmore and the campaign.
"These things happen all the time," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. "All the guys around Rudy are smart, but they've never done this before."
But given the announcement came days before the end of the quarter, the official also said it could be a preemptive strike against third quarter numbers that are not as strong as people would think.