Leslie Sullivan and Krystle Alvarado, two top fundraisers for Gov. Rick Perry, left the Perry campaign after the March primary, the campaign has confirmed.
Asked about the change, a campaign spokeswoman did not have a reason for their departure.
Katie Wilson, previously the deputy finance director, is now the campaign's top fundraiser.
Not sure what the reasons, but the Perry campaign is playing this close to the vest. Team Perry isn't known for hiding from good news, something is clearly wrong in the campaign. Rumors are swirling that Perry has seen a massive drop off in fundraising and has had trouble getting in some big checks.
The resignation could be a firing or it could be Republican operatives are seeing the writing on the wall and leaving the sinking ship. Regardless, this comes as an unwanted surprise on the heels of being caught in multiple lies.
More as information becomes available.
Update: It appears the Perry campaign refused to pay two top fundraisers what they felt they were worth.
From the Jason Embry update:
UPDATE: Several sources familiar with the situation have said Sullivan and Alvarado could not reach an agreement with campaign leadership over how much they should be paid.
This again begs the question, why can't Perry afford to pay his top two successful fundraisers?
Rick vs. Kay speculated why they might have quit the campaign with less than 200 days left.
More likely, as is the case with many women in their careers, they are taking some time off to start families or spend more time with their existing families… I am pretty sure the Sullivans have young kids… and I don't really know Krystle Alvarado's situation…
It could also be the case that they parted ways for some other reason. Money, hectic work schedule, and other things are often reasons for people quitting campaigns…
It is good to see these two, capable women were more than able to balance a career and job. Instead it is simply, Rick Perry was happier to underpay two talented women, than make them chose between a job or a family.