Ex-Bachmann Staffers Pen Angry Letter
New Hampshire team says it was mistreated
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2011 7:16 PM CDT
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks to the media following a plant tour at Amend Packing Co., Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, in Des Moines, Iowa.   (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

(Newser) – Michele Bachmann's former staffers in New Hampshire fired off a scathing letter today explaining why they walked out last week, The Hill reports. “The manner in which some in the national team conducted themselves towards Team-N.H. was rude, unprofessional, dishonest, and at times cruel,” the joint letter says. “Team members were repeatedly ignored regarding simple requests, sometimes going weeks with little or no contact with the national team."

The ex-workers also describe a different timeline than one reported by Team Bachmann, saying New Hampshire campaign manager Jeff Chidester quit 10 days ago. When no one responded to concerned staffers, they say, they walked out. The workers were "relegated to second-class citizens within a campaign in which they were the original members,” according to the letter. Bachmann's camp initially denied the desertion, then claimed it was no biggy, saying they always planned to focus on the Iowa primary.

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Oct 25, 2011 6:56 AM CDT
This article is a lie! I can't imagine a Republican treating fellow American's like this. They're known for their compassion. I almost finished typing that with a straight face.
Oct 25, 2011 6:09 AM CDT
It would be so fitting if Michele Bachmann would lose her House seat in the 2012 elections. 'Crazy as a loon' probably describes her best: "Someone who is psychologically unbalanced and believes in facts which are illogical or ridiculous and are not believed by the mass majority of human beings."
Oct 24, 2011 11:37 PM CDT
Not fit to lead a group of volunteers. She would fail as a community organizer.