Bachmann's ex-adviser writes tell-all book


A former adviser to U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann wrote a book released Monday providing an insider's account of the Minnesota congresswoman's 2012 presidential bid, according to the Associated Press.

The digital book "Bachmannistan: Behind the Lines” by Peter Waldron, who was Bachmann's national field coordinator during her White House run, is intended to shed light on illegal and unethical behavior during the campaign.

“It’s explosive,” said Waldron in a Star Tribune report. "It’s like handling an IED.”

Waldron ran evangelical outreach for Bachmann’s presidential effort, NBC News said, but later became a vocal critic of the campaign.

The House Ethics Committee confirmed last month that it is conducting an investigation into the 2012 campaign.

Waldron's co-author is Twin Cities attorney John Gilmore, who has represented Andy Parrish, a former Bachmann congressional chief of staff and senior campaign official, during the investigation.

The book was published Monday on Amazon and is available for $2.99.

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