Friday, October 21, 2011

Report: Bachmann’s New Hampshire staff resigns en masse

The New Hampshire staff for Rep. Michele Bachmanns (R-Minn.) presidential campaign are said to have all quit, with one of the staffers joining Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s (R) campaign.

Bachmann said there was no truth to that story, adding that she was shocked to hear claims that her Granite State staff was fleeing, but an adviser to Perry confirmed to The Hill that former Bachmann staffer Caroline Gigler was joining Perrys campaign.

In addition to Gigler, Jeff Chidester, Nicole Yurek, Matthew LeDuc and Tom Lukacz all quit the campaign, New Hampshires WMUR first reported.

I have no idea where this came from, but we’ve made calls and it’s certainly not true,” Bachmann said Friday on Radio Iowa.

Messages left for the New Hampshire staffers were not immediately returned. But Perry’s campaign said Gigler would start work on behalf of the Texas governor within a few days.

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