Amid financial trouble plaguing Jeb Bush's campaign, a high ranking official has been let go. Christine Ciccone, the COO of the organization, is the first high profile aide to leave the campaign.
Ciccone "was really important. She was high up in the campaign; she ran the headquarters," an adviser not involved in day-to-day operations told NBC News.
Ciccone made a little more than $12,000 per month, according to FEC records. But like much of the staff, her pay was reduced at the end of August.
"We are grateful to have had Christine on the team, we respect her immensely," a Bush campaign spokeswoman tells NBC News.
The Bush campaign sent out a memo last week detailing organizational changes amid financial struggles. They included a reduction in staff, a paring down of the headquarters in Miami and an addition 40 percent pay cut for all staff.