Bachmann Shutters Main Campaign Headquarters


Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has already made it clear that it’s Iowa or bust when it comes to her presidential run.† According to former staff, she has no resources to go any further without a big caucus win to provide her campaign with an infusion of cash.† And some outside of her inner circle are wondering if she even has the support, both financially and internally, to make it to the big day itself.

In yet another sign that those worries might not be unwarranted, the Bachmann campaign has announced the shuttering of her Virginia campaign headquarters, leaving Des Moines, Iowa, as the major campaign hub.

According to her spokeswoman, the Virginia office closing means nothing, simply that the staff is working so hard that there was no one around to really use it.† “Our headquarters has always been in Iowa. With so much of the staff on the road, the Old Town office was simply not convenient,”she told Politico.

Still, on the heels of numerous staff layoffs and departures, plummeting poll numbers, and large loans to her presidential campaign from her congressional funds, it still paints an ominous picture to outsiders.

The real bellweather of the strength of her campaign?† Let’s see how many questions she receives during tomorrow night’s debate.† If it’s less than Congressman Ron Paul and former Senator Rick Santorum, it will become obvious she’s on her last legs.


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Photo from Gage Skidmore via flickr creative commons


Margaret C.
Margaret C6 years ago

Thank you, Danielle K.!

Edward M.
Edward M6 years ago

After Iowa, she can go on a long holiday, perhaps for a few years, to get over it.

Frances C.
Frances C6 years ago

Bye Bachmann. Can you please take Sarah, Newt, Rick, Rick, Donald, Christine, and the rest of the nut jobs with you? Please!!!!

Horsehockey Horace
Past Member 6 years ago

No big deal, hubby needed privacy and there wasn't any closet space at HQ.

Linda T.
Linda T6 years ago

Bye, bye, so long, farwell.

paul c.
paul c6 years ago

When she officially leaves the race, the average IQ of the Republican field will go up at least 10 points. Should reach the high 80s.

kenny s.
Kenny Stidham6 years ago

Great. Now all thats left to do is shutter her face because I'm tired of looking at it.

Roberta G.
Roberta G6 years ago

Good news. Let's hope she loses her congressional seat in the next election

Patricia A.
Patricia A6 years ago

Can we stop having her here on Care 2? She's obviously not a viable candidate and it's time for her to retreat to her hubby's clinic.

Past Member 6 years ago

It would be nice to have someone more experienced than a Bachmann or an Obama the next time around.