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BEEP won't replace canned consultant

BEEP won't replace canned consultant
New York Post
by Stefan C. Friedman

July 11, 2005 -- Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields has "no plans" to fill the position left open by political consultant Joseph Mercurio's ousting, sources say.

In the wake of revelations that a campaign flier was doctored by Photoshopping an Asian couple into a photograph, sources in Fields' camp say they can steer the ship out of trouble with their current staff.

"There are no plans to replace him," said one source. "We have a great team in place--a great media person, pollster, campaign manager and field person."

One place his departure can't hurt is the wallet--the cash-poor campaign was paying Mercurio $15,000 a month.