Originally Posted Online: April 06, 2012, 7:34 pm
Last Updated: April 06, 2012, 11:02 pm

Bustos campaign 'reviewing structure'

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By Eric Timmons, etimmons@qconline.com

Cheri Bustos apparently has parted ways with her campaign manager.

Matt Larson has not returned calls or emails for the past week, and Monmouth College lecturer Robin Johnson has been speaking for the campaign.

But Ms. Bustos, the Democratic candidate for Congress in the 17th District, would not confirm that Mr. Larson no longer is her campaign manager.

"We are reviewing the structure of how we run things," she said, when asked if Mr. Larson was still with the campaign.

Mr. Larson received his first paycheck from the Bustos campaign in December, according to campaign disclosure records. He had been working as campaign manager for Democratic State Sen. John Miller's campaign in Virginia before moving to the Quad-Cities.

Before starting work for Sen. Miller last June, he had worked as campaign manager for a mayoral candidate in Evansville, Ind., for four months, for a congressional canaidate in Tennessee for seven months and for a New Orleans City Council candidate for five months.