Michele Bachmann
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Michele Bachmann

Democrat

American politician

Stillwater, Minnesota
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Michele Bachmann

American politician
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Years of Age
14
Years of Experience
MNResidence (state)

Michele Marie Bachmann (née Amble; born April 6, 1956) is an American politician who was the U.S. representative for Minnesota's 6th congressional district from 2007 until 2015. A member of the Republican Party, she was a candidate for President of the United States in the 2012 election, but lost the Republican nomination to Mitt Romney. Born in Waterloo, Iowa, Bachmann moved to Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, as a teenager. She graduated from O. W. Coburn School of Law, the law school of Oral Roberts University, and the William & Mary Law School. After graduating, she briefly worked in tax law for the Internal Revenue Service before becoming a stay-at-home mom. She became involved in local politics, specifically around education. Bachmann formally entered politics in 2000, when she was elected to the Minnesota Senate. In 2006, she was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. After her unsuccessful run for president, Bachmann was elected to another term in the House in 2012, before announcing her retirement before the 2014 election.

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Experience

Education

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Oral Roberts University
Winona State University
Bachelor of Arts
1978
Anoka High School
1974
O. W. Coburn School of Law
Juris Doctor
1986
College of William & Mary
Master of Laws
1988

Past Positions

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Representative
United States House of Representatives
2006 - 2014
Assistant Minority Leader
Minnesota State Senate
2006
Senator
Minnesota State Senate
2000 - 2006
Attorney
Private Practice, Federal Tax Litigation
Attorney
United States Treasury Department
Owner
Mental Health Care Practice

Other Experience

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Member
Advisory Board, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute
Chair
Tea Party Caucus

Campaign Funding

2018
2014
2012
20
18
$38,772
Total Raised
$80,172
Total Spent
$1,685,951
Cash on Hand
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics