Gretchen Whitmer

Whitmer removes manager over past 'inappropriate behavior'

The campaign manager for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer resigned Thursday, a day after Whitmer said she received a credible report that he had engaged in "inappropriate behavior" with others in the workplace a number of years ago.

Keenan Pontoni joined Whitmer's campaign in August. He was her second campaign manager and took the job after leading Democrat Jon Ossoff's unsuccessful campaign in a special election for Georgia's 6th Congressional District.

Whitmer, who is considered the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, issued a short statement announcing Pontoni's departure.

"Yesterday, I received a credible report that a...

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