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.

June 19, 2015
U.S. Rep.Michele Bachmann spoke to family, friends and supporters during a tribute at Monticello High Friday, April 11, 2014, in Monticello, MN.

Bachmann's fundraising goes on, and so does her spending

Michele Bachmann said in May 2013 that she would not seek a fifth term. But since then, she has continued to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars and spend lavishly.
Rep. Michele Bachmann
December 20, 2014
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., toured the St. Croix River bridge site, which she called her biggest legislative accomplishment.

Michele Bachmann doesn't leave Washington quietly

'I kept the faith,' she says, promising to stay in the spotlight
Michele Bachmann
December 1, 2014
Bachmann turns to BuzzFeed to say goodbye to Congress

Bachmann turns to BuzzFeed to say goodbye to Congress

Bringing her term in Congress to an end, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann creates a buzz-worthy list of things she will miss.
State + Local
September 16, 2014
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin

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

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is calling on conservatives to help send Republican Tom Emmer to Congress to "put career politicians in the penalty box."
State + Local
September 9, 2014

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

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann says Americans who join, support or fight with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant should lose their U.S. citizenship.
State + Local
August 27, 2014
Rep. Michele Bachmann and Kent Sorenson, who later switch his support to Ron Paul.

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

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 switch his support.
State + Local
June 26, 2014

Kline, Bachmann applaud court's ruling on presidential appointments

Republican U.S. Reps. John Kline and Michele Bachmann cheer a Supreme Court ruling that dealt a blow to the powers of the presidency and "restored some checks and balances to our system of government."
State + Local
June 26, 2014

Bachmann, Fox News host spar over GOP plans to sue Obama

Things turned testy Wednesday when Fox News host Neil Cavuto challenged U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann's over her support for Speaker John Boehner's proposed lawsuit against the president.
State + Local
June 17, 2014

House votes to name Cold Spring post office for slain officer Decker

The U.S. House has voted to rename the Cold Spring post office in honor of slain police officer Thomas Decker, who was killed on duty in November 2012.
State + Local
June 13, 2014
U.S. Reps. Michele Bachmann and Keith Ellison made cameo appearances in a comedy video that aired during the annual Radio and Television Correspondent

Bachmann, Ellison team up in comedy video

U.S. Reps. Michele Bachmann and Keith Ellison had cameo roles in a video that aired during the annual Radio and Television Correspondents Association dinner on Thursday.
State + Local
June 11, 2014

Cantor has donated $169K to Minnesota candidates

The leadership PAC of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who lost to a Tea Party challenger on Tuesday in a stunning Republican primary upset, has donated $169,500 to Minnesota candidates over the past decade.
State + Local
June 6, 2014

National Democrats turn attention to Kline-Obermueller race

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has added Mike Obermueller's campaign to its "Emerging Races" list, the ground floor of a program designed to support U.S. House candidates from around the country. Obermueller is vying to unseat six-term incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. John Kline.
State + Local
May 27, 2014

U.S. Rep. Bachmann visiting troops in Afghanistan

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-MN, is part of a bipartisan six-member congressional delegation for the trip.
Michele Bachmann
May 13, 2014
With her husband, Marcus, by her side, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann met supporters during a tribute to her at Monticello High School last month. ā€œIā€™

Staying relevant: Bachmann prepares for role of outsider

As she nears the end of four terms representing Minnesota's Sixth District, she has been working hard to rehabilitate her political image so she can remain a voice on the national stage.
State + Local
May 10, 2014

Bachmann, Cravaack raised concerns about Nigerian terrorist group in 2012

Republican U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann and former GOP congressman Chip Cravaack wrote to Nigeria's president more than two years ago, raising concerns about the terrorist group that kidnapped more than 250 girls from the African country last month.
State + Local
April 29, 2014

Emmer nabs Tea Party endorsement

Republican Sixth Congressional District candidate Tom Emmer has picked up the endorsement of the Tea Party Express, the nation's largest Tea Party political action committee.
State + Local
April 16, 2014

Emmer raises $206,000 in race to replace Bachmann

Former gubernatorial candidate and state Rep. Tom Emmer is the leading fundraiser in the race to replace retiring Republican U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann. His opponents continue to rely largely on their own bank accounts.
First District Congressman bests fellow Minnesota House members and Senators with "Turkey Trot Tator Tot" concoction
March 13, 2014

Walz wins second consecutive Hotdish crown in Minnesota delegation's annual food fest

First District Congressman Tim Walz brought home the bacon - make that turkey - Wednesday winning his second consecutive Minnesota Hotdish competition with fellow Minnesota House members and Senators. Headed into the fray, Walz announced that he had lost 85 pounds eating his "Turkey Trot Tator Tot" concoction. This didn't seem like an endorsement until Walz added that he was "about to run a marathon."
Minnesota Congresswoman will argue that regulation hinders innovation
March 12, 2014
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference annual meeting in National Harbor, Md., on March 8, 201

Bachmann heads for England to talk at Oxford forum

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann will take her free market philosophy to Great Britain Friday for a speech at the Oxford Union, a debating society founded in 1823. The conservative Republican will make the case that bureaucracy thwarts innovation.
State + Local
March 6, 2014
June 8, 2012: U.S. Representative and former Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann speaks at the CPAC Chicago's Conservative Political Ac

Bachmann to speak at CPAC

The Minnesota congresswoman's speech at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference drew national headlines and scrutiny from fact checkers.
State + Local
February 27, 2014
Michele Bachmann

As Tea Party turns five, Michele Bachmann rallies the faithful

In a speech filled with digs at President Obama and other Democratic leaders, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann stirred up the crowd at a Tea Party Patriot anniversary celebration.
State + Local
February 17, 2014
Betsy Hodges

Minnesota mayors press Congress for immigration reform

Mayors from five cities -- Minneapolis, Duluth, Rochester, Burnsville and Brooklyn Center -- are urging Congress to pass a sweeping overhaul of the nation's immigration laws.
State + Local
January 30, 2014
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.

Bachmann backs bill that would limit Obama's power

Criticism that President Obama is overstepping his bounds intensified after his State of the Union address, when he vowed to make decisions without congressional approval.
State + Local
January 28, 2014
The Capitol Rotunda looms over the statue of George Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, as the House and Senate resume wo

Minn. delegation selects State of the Union guests with message in mind

On a night when the president lays out his blueprint for the year, members of Congress often choose their "plus one" to convey a message of their own.
December 4, 2013
Rep. Michele Bachmann, Kent Sorenson

FBI raids home of former top Bachmann aide in Iowa

Former Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorenson allegedly received secret payments from the Bachmann and Paul presidential campaigns.
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