Reporting from Concord, N.H. — Yet another Republican presidential hopeful seems to have a one-state strategy. Michele Bachmann's entire paid staff in New Hampshire has quit the campaign, which is increasingly focusing all of its resources on a victory in the Iowa caucuses.
WMUR-TV in Manchester, N.H., first reported the departure of Bachmann's six officials, who left "over deep frustration with the campaign's lack of commitment" to the state.
The Minnesota congresswoman had already been heavily focused on the Hawkeye State, and the loss of what little New Hampshire operation she had only clarifies her strategy.
Bachmann actually used a debate in New Hampshire to formally announce her candidacy. She immediately shot up in national polls, and the move carried her to a victory in the Iowa Republican straw poll in Ames in August.