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Politico reports that Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-Minn.) chief of staff Michelle Marston is stepping down.

Multiple sources have confirmed that Michelle Marston, a veteran Hill aide, is leaving Bachmann’s office.

In an e-mail exchange with POLITICO, Marston declined to say why she’s going.

“I’m just not talking about it, and frankly I don’t think there’s a story here,” Marston wrote. “Now, the thousands of people calling our office to tell us [they’re] coming to Capitol Hill tomorrow – that’s a story.”

Marston is referring to Bachmann’s planned anti-health care reform rally on the Capitol steps Thursday, after which she said she plans to lead attendees through the halls of several congressional office buildings to confront members of Congress and voice their opposition to Democratic health care reform legislation.

On a wholly unrelated note, Politico quotes an anonymous GOP member of Congress offering this explanation for Marston’s departure:

“When your captain’s crazy, it’s time to find a new ship,” the lawmaker said.

(Via Eric Kleefeld)

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