Washington (CNN) - One of the strategists who engineered Mike Huckabee's victory in the 2008 Iowa caucuses is going to work for another Republican, one more indicator that the former Arkansas governor isn't eying a repeat presidential bid in 2012.
Huckabee's Iowa political director in 2008, Wes Enos, has signed on as a consultant with Michele Bachmann's political action committee as the Minnesota congresswoman and Tea Party hero mulls a bid for the Republican presidential nomination. An adviser to Bachmann confirmed the hire.
Bachmann plans to open a presidential exploratory committee in the coming months and is assembling campaign teams in the early nominating states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.
Enos becomes the second former Huckabee adviser to switch teams: Eric Woolson, who helmed Huckabee's Iowa operation in 2008, plans to advise former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's likely presidential bid.
Despite doing next-to-nothing to build a 2012 campaign operation, Huckabee still maintains a loyal network of grassroots supporters in those pivotal early states. Over the weekend, he won a presidential straw poll in a key South Carolina county. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich finished second, followed by Bachmann.