Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is making key staff changes in her congressional office and her campaign team.
Politico is reporting that the shakeup claimed chief of staff Ron Carey, the former chairman of the Minnesota Republican Party, and campaign finance director Zandra Walcott. Carey was Bachmann's fifth chief of staff in just four years.
Bachmann press secretary Rachel Horn issued this statement about Carey:
"Congresswoman Michele Bachman thanks Ron Carey for his service to her and to the district and wishes him the best for his future. Effective August 1st, she also welcomes Andy Parrish back as a Senior Advisor to the Congressional office and expects a smooth transition that will continue to put the needs and priorities of the 6th Congressional District first."
There was also a statement from campaign manager Gina Countryman regarding Wolcott:
"Congresswoman Bachmann thanks Zandra for all of her service and looks forward to opportunities to work with her again in the future."
you make it sound as if bachmann herself "shook up" her staff making changes when everyone else including politico, msnbc, cnn, etc., tell a different story. that story being that these two walked. quit. abandoned ship. it's also telling that this was her 5th chief of staff in 4 years. i'm encouraged by all this news as i hope to see us rid of her come november. she is disgusting and a complete embarrassment.
Maybe Zandra Walcott got tired of state attorneys general and investigators calling her about the whereabouts of Bobby Thompson, Bachmann's $10,000 donor-on-the-lam:
@producer she has won very easy contests while having staff turnover. Why would this signal weakness?
Probably not financial shenanigans. Just a difficult person to work for and even if you do manage to work well with her, that might be more of a negative than an positive in some folks minds...no win situation.
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