Long-time Republican pollster Ed Goeas is leaving Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-MN) presidential campaign, The Huffington Post has learned.
Goeas, who has served as an adviser to Bachmann, will consult with the campaign for two more weeks before ending his involvement, he said in a phone interview.
The Associated Press reported that three other aides, senior policy adviser Andy Parrish and two others, are moving back onto Bachmann’s congressional payroll, in a sign that her campaign coffers are under strain. The other staffers to head back to Bachmann’s congressional office are spokesman Doug Sachtleben, who was the campaign’s deputy press secretary, and scheduler Kim Rubin.
Goeas is the third senior adviser to part ways with Bachmann in the last month. His departure was first reported by Politico on Friday but was not confirmed by the campaign until late Monday.