New Hampshire — with its early primary — is on the back burner for Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.
She’s the only Republican presidential contender who hasn’t visited the state in the past few weeks, Politico says. Instead, she’s focused on South Carolina, Florida and Iowa.
Bachmann spokeswoman Alice Stewart told Politico: “Iowa is our main focus right now, secondly is South Carolina. We do plan to build on our efforts in New Hampshire in due time.”
Folks in the Granite State are noticing:
“People are baffled by the fact she hasn’t been here since before the straw poll,” said former state GOP chairman Fergus Cullen, who penned a column for the Union Leader over the weekend on the subject. “Activists notice when she’s campaigning in Florida and making two trips to South Carolina but isn’t scheduled to make any visits to New Hampshire.”
Says the story:
Bachmann has four paid staffers in New Hampshire but no campaign office. As Cullen noted in his column, she hasn’t hit the traditional stops on the presidential circuit there, like the Politics & Eggs forums at St. Anselm College or WMUR’s interview series.