With Herman Cain on the rise and still behind Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann's once promising campaign for the Republican nomination for President in 2012 looks to be hitting the skids. POLITICO reports that Bachmann's staff has had contractions in recent weeks and is now closing the campaign offices in Old Town, Virginia, according to sources. The campaign's main office is now in Des Moines, IA, writes POLITICO:
"Bachmann spokeswoman Alice Stewart disputed that a headquarters had closed, saying, 'Our headquarters has always been in Iowa. With so much of the staff on the road, the Old Town office was simply not convenient.'
In recent weeks, Bachmann's campaign manager Ed Rollins and deputy campaign manager David Polyansky departed the campaign. As POLITICO first reported, her pollster Ed Goeas also recently left."
Bachmann began a four-day bus trip Sunday in New Hampshire, the first time Bachmann has campaigned in the state since announcing her campaign in late June. Along with New Hampshire, Bachmann's current team has described to POLITICO that Iowa is her must-win state.