Bachmann’s money raising continues, filings show new hires

WASHINGTON – Here’s a quick update to my story from Monday about Michele Bachmann’s campaign organization.

Bachmann’s leadership political action committee (which is legally separate from her campaign committee) filed its most recent monthly report yesterday.

There are two things worth noting. First, she continues her solid fundraising, drawing in $217,000 in May, up from $174,000 the month before. Second, the report shows that MICHELEPAC hired a handful of individuals as “management consultants” in Iowa and South Carolina.

It looks like they’re actually field coordinators. For example, Taylor Mason of Charleston, SC, was paid $1,538. Her Twitter bio now says Mason is the Low Country Field Coordinator for Bachmann’s presidential campaign.

In addition to Mason, MICHELEPAC hired Sheri Few, a South Carolina Republican activist and recent unsuccessful candidate for the state legislature and Wes Enos, an Iowa Republican who also unsuccessfully ran for the Iowa Senate.

The absence of organizers in New Hampshire suggests the Bachmann campaign may not see strong opportunities in the Granite State, where the evangelical vote carries much less clout.

On or before July 15th, Bachmann’s presidential campaign committee will have to disclose its fundraising and expenditures. If her fundraising is strong, expect to see those numbers leaked to the press early.

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