Bachmann's N.H. staff: National team 'was rude, unprofessional, dishonest, and at times cruel'

The former New Hampshire staffers say they have no ill will toward Bachmann herself, but they had much harsher words for her national team.

Michele Bachmann's New Hampshire team, which quit the campaign en masse last week, say in a statement that they "were deceived, constantly left out of the loop regarding key decisions, and relegated to second-class citizens."

The team called Bachmann a "dedicated patriot" and wished her well, but said she's "guarded by political operatives consumed by their own egos."

The Los Angeles Times reports the team had not been paid in over a month.

Bachmann tells Fox News Sunday the exodus does not mean her campaign is flaming out and says she'll hire a new team for the early primary battleground.

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