Michelle Bachmann's Campaign Manager Steps Down, Deputy Also Leaves

James Johnson

Ed Rollins, the campaign manager for Michele Bachmann has announced that he has left his role, while his deputy is also stepping down. Following news of the campaigns loss Bachmann's campaign said on Monday that Rollins would remain onboard in a less physically demanding senior advisory position.

In a statement released by the Bachmann campaign they had nothing but praise for their former campaign head, noting:

"In less than 50 days and with fewer resources than other campaigns, Ed was the architect that led our campaign to a historic victory in Iowa."
"I am grateful for his guidance and leadership, and fortunate to retain his valuable advice even though his health no longer permits him to oversee the day-to-day operations of the campaign."
"I have great affection for her. I'll do anything I can to help her," while adding, "I just don't have the endurance to do 14-hour days, seven days a week anymore."

Also stepping down is Deputy campaign manager David Polyansky who Rollins says left the campaign because of strategic differences with the candidate.

"There's no strategic differences in the sense of what we should be doing or saying -- it's just a question of how you use your time, how you use your resources."