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Davis' Deputy Communications Director Resigns

Bo Delp, deputy communications director for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, resigned on Tuesday, about two months after a restructuring of the campaign's communications team.

State Sen. Wendy Davis announces her campaign for governor in front of a crowd of supporters in Haltom City on Oct. 3, 2013.

Bo Delp, deputy communications director for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, resigned on Tuesday, about two months after a restructuring of the campaign's communications team.

"I am proud of the work I have done, and know that my successor will continue to build on my successes, and my mistakes, to do what is necessary to win in November," Delp wrote in his resignation letter. "As I turn the page and move towards the next chapter of my career, I remain certain that Texas is in need of the leadership Sen. Davis will provide as governor."

Delp, who previously served as Davis' chief communications director, helped coordinate the senator's announcement when she jumped into the governor's race last summer and was behind the campaign's attacks on Davis' Republican opponent, Greg Abbott, after he campaigned with controversial rocker and conservative firebrand Ted Nugent.

"I did the best I could with the resources I had available to me," Delp told the Texas Tribune on Thursday. The news of his departure was first reported by the San Antonio Express-News

Davis' communications team was reshuffled in March after a series of missteps. Zac Petkanas, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's former communications director, was brought in. He replaced Delp, who was asked to stay on with the campaign after the changes.

Petkanas praised Delp's work during the eight months he was part of the campaign.

"The campaign and Wendy Davis thank him for his hard work. He is someone who is extraordinarily talented and has a very bright future in Texas politics," Petkanas said in a written statement.

Delp said he was "supremely confident in the campaign" and that he would continue to support Davis' candidacy as he considers "a number of options" in Texas Democratic politics.

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