Newark mayor Cory Booker's spokeswoman resigns week after Bain Capital gaffe

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s communications director has resigned.

Anne Torres is stepping down a little more than a week after the mayor drew flak from fellow Democrats for criticizing President Barack Obama’s campaign.

In a statement Tuesday, Torres wished Booker good luck. She says she enjoyed her six years of working for him.

Booker was considered one of Obama’s biggest supporters. In a May 20 appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” he described as “nauseating” attack ads against Bain Capital, the private equity firm once run by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Booker subsequently backed off the remarks in a YouTube video, saying he was just expressing frustration with negative campaigning.

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