Good thing there is no union for former campaign staffers. A former top campaign official for Michele Bachmann said Thursday that the 2012 presidential hopeful has refused to pay five of her staffers. Peter Waldon, the former national field coordinator, said the staffers are owed just $5,000, and Bachmann has more than $2 million in her campaign coffers. But Bachmann reportedly refuses to pay the former Iowa straw-poll staffers until they sign a nondisclosure agreement that would prevent them from telling any members of the media about any “unethical, immoral, or criminal activity” they witnessed on the campaign trail. It’s not the first time Bachmann has had problems paying her staff: in October 2011, most of her New Hampshire staff quit, partially due to a lack of payment.
YIKES Bachmann ending campaign on January 4, 2012. (Chris Carlson/AP)