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Bachmann Hires Iowa Campaign Veteran Eric Woolson to Communications Team in Iowa

Urbandale, Iowa – Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann announced today that her team has retained Iowa campaign veteran Eric Woolson to lead its communications efforts in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.

“Eric Woolson is well-known not only by Iowa reporters and party activists but he has also earned a reputation among the national media as someone who works hard, knows his state and gets things done,” Bachmann said. “We’re very happy to have someone with his experience and can-do attitude join us as we begin the critical push to win the Iowa caucuses.”

Woolson managed Gov. Mike Huckabee’s campaign in Iowa in 2008, and most recently, he was a senior adviser to the presidential campaign of former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty. With more than 20 years of experience as a print journalist in Iowa, Woolson went on to serve as Gov. Terry Branstad’s communications director and press secretary.

Prior to his service in the governor’s office, Woolson was the Iowa communications director for George W. Bush’s 2000 presidential campaign, and served on the communications teams of the previous three Republican National Conventions. In 2010, he provided counsel to Iowa gubernatorial candidate Bob Vander Plaats and congressional candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks in addition to serving as the spokesman for U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley’s re-election campaign.