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Bachmann Signs Up Ed Rollins

Republican political strategist Ed Rollins speaks after being announced by Republican Presidential hopeful former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee as his National Campaign Chairman Dec. 14, 2007, in Concord, Hampshire.(Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

June 6, 2011

Republican strategist Ed Rollins will manage Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign if she jumps in the race, a well-placed source has confirmed to Hotline on Call.

The move gives Bachmann a campaign veteran with experience working with dark-horse candidates. In 2008, Rollins helped former Gov. Mike Huckabee to an unexpected victory in Iowa. Bachmann is expected to announce her bid in Iowa later this month and is expected to invest most of her resources in the state.

Rollins also managed Ross Perot's independent campaign for president in 1992, and worked for Ronald Reagan's presidential campaign earlier in his career.

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