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Bachmann staff changes: press secretary leaves as new chief of staff comes on board

Another change in U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s Washington staff: Debbee Keller, the press secretary for less than a year, is leaving.

Politico reported Keller’s email to friends:

Friends and colleagues,

I am excited to announce that starting today I will be serving in a new role as Communications Director for Rep. Paul Broun. I am extremely grateful for the opportunities I had working as Rep. Bachmann’s Press Secretary, and I am excited to use those experiences to take on this new opportunity and responsibility.

The 6th District GOP representative has a new chief of staff coming Monday: Ron Carey, the former chairman of the Minnesota Republican Party. He replaces Michelle Marston, who stepped down in November without really saying why.

Politico takes a shot at the changes, calling it “Bachmann turnover overdrive.”

Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by William Pappas on 02/04/2010 - 05:47 am.

    Well, what do you know, more executive staff turnover for Michelle Bachmann. This is actually becoming such a normal occurrence that it is not even rated a significant news story. Do you think the Strib will actually report on it? When Franken has a lesser staff change it becomes a question of his not being “Minnesota” enough and a front page necessity. Imagine the stress on Bachmann’s Press Secretary as you would be forced to explain away the wild statements she concocts on a daily basis; things like the census hysteria that actually began to work against her that needed to disappear in a hurry. With Ron Cary’s entry as her political manager you can be assured the 6th district political campaign will be a down and dirty roll in the mud based on lies and fabrications designed to stir up her tea party base. The Minnesota electorate deserves so much better.

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