Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann now has 10 full-time campaign staffers in place in Iowa, where the Minnesota congresswoman appears to be counting on a strong finish to propel her back into the top GOP tier.
“We have a strong, experienced organization in place that is equipped to build upon Michele Bachmann’s historic victory in the Republican Party of Iowa Straw Poll this summer,” national campaign manager Keith Nahigian said.
The Bachmann campaign also announced Thursday that Hawkeye State political veteran Eric Woolson will serve as Iowa campaign manager. He managed former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s victorious Iowa campaign in 2008.
Several staffers with Bachmann’s New Hampshire campaign abruptly quit last week, complaining that the congresswoman wasn’t spending enough time in the state and is instead putting all her eggs in Iowa’s basket.