Michele Bachmann campaign loses top staffers
The presidential campaign of U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann announced that Republican pollster Ed Goeas has left her campaign, the third high-profile resignation for the campaign in a month.
Bachmann’s spokesman told the Associated Press that Goeas would return to Bachmann’s congressional office.
“Given the changing caucus and primary schedule, we will not be utilizing full-time polling consultants and (will) concentrate heavily on retail politics in Iowa,” said Alice Stewart, a Bachmann spokeswoman. “Ed will work on several projects with us this month, then we shift focus to Iowa and he will shift to other projects not associated with the campaign.”
Bachmann campaign manager Ed Rollins and deputy campaign manager David Polyansky left the campaign in September.
The move of campaign staff to Bachmann’s congressional office, as reported by the AP, gives credence to recent concerns that Bachmann’s campaign is running out of cash, as Politico reported. Her recent videos have been largely low-budget affairs, as opposed the cinematic efforts released earlier in her campaign. Financial disclosures aren’t due until the middle of the month.
Bachmann’s campaign has been spiraling downwards since her victory in the Iowa Straw Poll in August.