McCain's Karma Tour 2007

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Struggling Republican presidential contender John McCain suffered another wave of staff resignations on Monday, including his national press team and aides in the early voting states of Iowa and South Carolina.

Campaign communications director Brian Jones and his two deputies resigned along with the research director and another communications aide. Press aides in Iowa and South Carolina also quit, as well as a South Carolina field director.

The resignations come a week after McCain's top two advisers, campaign manager Terry Nelson and chief strategist John Weaver, departed after a poor fundraising quarter that left the one-time front-runner nearly broke more than 15 months before the November 2008 presidential election.

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