Michele Bachmann

U.S. congresswoman representing Minnesota's 6th District, a post she has held since 2007. A supporter of the Tea Party movement and a founder of the House Tea Party Caucus, the Republican ran for president in 2011. She has decided not to seek re-election in 2014.

key info

Birthplace:

Waterloo, Iowa

Age:

59

Party Affiliation:

Republican

Current Office:

U.S. representative

Current Term:

2013-14

Area Served:

Minnesota 6th District

Previous Offices:

Minnesota senator 2000-05

Family:

Married, five children

School:

Anoka High School (1974), Winona State (1978), O. W. Coburn School of Law (1979-86), Marshall-Wythe School of Law (1988)

Salary:

$174,000

Awards:

In November 2011, she published her autobiography, "Core of Conviction."

Mailing Address:

2417 Rayburn HOB, Washington, DC 20515

Phone:

(202) 225-2331

Online:

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Bachmann doesn't leave Washington quietly

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 20 2014 - 7:04 AM

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Bachmann turns to BuzzFeed to say goodbye to Congress

BLOG POST Updated: Dec 1 2014 - 11:26 AM

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Palin backs Tom Emmer’s U.S. House bid

BLOG POST Updated: Sep 16 2014 - 8:53 AM

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Bachmann tells Fox News she's 'very concerned' about Islamic State

BLOG POST Updated: Sep 9 2014 - 12:48 PM

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann told Fox News host Greta Van Susteren that Americans who join, support or fight with Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant should lose their U.S. citizenship, and touted her...

Ex-Bachmann aide pleads guilty to taking cash to quit her presidential bid

BLOG POST Updated: Aug 27 2014 - 2:45 PM

The former top Iowa adviser to Michele Bachmann’s failed presidential campaign pleaded guilty to concealing payments he received from former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul’s presidential campaign to...

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