Michele Bachmann

Michele Bachmann

About Michele Bachmann

Michele Marie Bachmann ( ne Amble; born April 6, 1956) is an American Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Minnesota's 6th congressional district, a post she has held since 2007. The district includes several of the northern suburbs of the Twin Cities, such as Woodbury, and Blaine as well as Stillwater and St. Cloud. She was a candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2012 U.S. presidential election, winning the Ames Straw Poll in August 2011 but dropping out in January 2012 after finishing in sixth place in the Iowa caucuses. Bachmann previously served in the Minnesota State Senate and is the first Republican woman to represent the state in Congress. She is a supporter of the Tea Party movement and a founder of the House Tea Party Caucus. Bachmann was born Michele Marie Amble in Waterloo, Iowa 'into a family of Norwegian Lutheran Democrats'; her family moved from Iowa to Minnesota when she was 13 years old.

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