Michele Bachmann – Another Step Toward a Presidential Run

Jun 1, 2011 12:36pm

ABC News' Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) and Russell Goldman (@GoldmanRussell) report:

The Michele Bachmann campaign is starting to take shape. 

Today, ABC News has learned, Bachmann's chief of staff and long-time aide, Andy Parrish, is leaving her Congressional office to take a position on the soon-to-be-launched Bachmann for President campaign.

Parrish informed Bachmann's Congressional staff of the move today in an email with the subject line "Exciting News!"

"I wanted to let you know that after an enormous amount of prayer I have decided to take an exciting new position with Congresswoman Bachmann," Parrish wrote.  "I will be able to tell you more about what I am doing in the near future."

Parrish doesn't say directly, but the message is clear:  He's going to work on the Bachmann campaign.

Bachmann has not yet declared her candidacy, but Republican sources familiar with Bachmann's plans say she intends to participate in a debate of potential presidential candidates in New Hampshire on June 13.

She'll make an announcement of her presidential intentions in the town of Waterloo, Iowa not long after that debate.

This latest move follows a report yesterday by National Journal that Bachmann has hired a prominent Republican consultant: pollster Ed Goeas.

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