All of Bachmann’s New Hampshire staff quits

Dina Elrashidy

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann’s entire presidential campaign staff in New Hampshire quit Friday, according to the Star Tribune. A statement issued Monday morning by staffers explained that their departure was a result of rude treatment by Bachmann’s national team.

“The manner in which some in the national team conducted themselves towards Team-NH was rude, unprofessional, dishonest, and at times cruel,” the statement said. “But more concerning was how abrasive, discourteous, and dismissive some within the national team were towards many New Hampshire citizens.”

According to the statement by New Hampshire staffers, during Bachmann’s trip to New Hampshire in October “several incidents happened that concerned some members of Team-NH.” The exact details of those incidents remain untold.

The Bachmann campaign has repeatedly stressed its focus is in Iowa, where the first-in-the-nation caucuses are held.

The staffers’ statement also said that they were asked to temporarily “go off payroll” for a month in mid-September because of the campaign’s money issues. The campaign spent $6 million last quarter and raised $4.1 million.