Michele Marie Bachmann (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, as well as St. Cloud. The district has recently expanded.
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 has been dubbed as the “Queen of the Tea Party”.
On May 29, 2013, Bachmann announced that she would not seek re-election to her Congressional seat in 2014. (Source)
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