Texas Gov. Rick Perry isn’t getting all of Newt Gingrich’s former staffers. From the New York Times:
A [Michele] Bachmann spokesman said on Thursday that two established G.O.P. fund-raisers had joined Mrs. Bachmann’s campaign: Mary Heitman, who previously ran finance operations at the Republican National Committee and Republican Governors Association, and Jody Thomas, a onetime political director and fund-raiser for former Representative J.C. Watts.
Until last month, Ms. Heitman and Ms. Thomas were the core of Newt Gingrich’s presidential fund-raising operation. When most of Mr. Gingrich’s top aides resigned together in June over concerns about Mr. Gingrich’s focus and strategy, the two women soon followed.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider