Michele Bachmann’s First Campaign Hire Would Reportedly Be Iowa Birther

Bachmann has said that the first thing she’d do as a presidential candidate is present her birth certificate. So it’s fitting that her reported first campaign hire would be an Iowa birther.

Earlier this week, reports came out that Bachmann was planning to set up an exploratory committee in June or earlier. CNN also reported yesterday that according to one source, if she runs, “Iowa Republican state Sen. Kent Sorenson will likely be hired to be Bachmann’s political director for the state — and that Bachmann aides hope to have a complete team together for Iowa by this weekend.”

Sorenson (R) introduced a bill this month that would require any presidential candidate to present a birth certificate for public inspection before getting on the Iowa ballot.Sorenson, who has previously announced his support for a Bachmann candidacy, certainly has a fringe-curious track record to match Bachmann’s, even aside from the birtherism.

He pushed legislation to make gold and silver legal tender in the state, and sponsored a bill that would require random drug-testing for recipients of government benefits.

Sorenson also voted against a bill that makes it illegal to refuse a blood-alcohol content test when carrying a firearm, and for one that legalizes dove-hunting.

TPM has previously reported that Sorenson also joined three members of the Iowa House in drafting legislation to impeach the four remaining Iowa Supreme Court Judges who voted in favor of gay marriage. The other three had been ousted in the November elections, thanks to a campaign by social conservative groups.

h/t Mother Jones.