Bachmann New Hampshire Aide Goes to Perry

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 13:  Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann speaks at a news conference at the U.S. Capitol July 13, 2011 in Washington, DC. Bachmann spoke on legislation regarding the debt ceiling and military benefits.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 13: Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann speaks at a news conference at the U.S. Capitol July 13, 2011 in Washington, DC. Bachmann spoke on legislation regarding the debt ceiling and military benefits. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Photo: Win McNamee/2011 Getty Images

Yesterday's reported mass walkout by Michele Bachmann's New Hampshire team has now been confirmed by her former campaign director in the state, in an e-mail to CBS and National Journal. The staffers — one of whom, a field director, has already switched to the Perry campaign — were reportedly upset that Bachmann, focusing as she is all her energy on a last-ditch push in the Iowa caucuses, had barely set foot in the Granite State. [CBS News]