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Will retire at end of current term (announced May 29, 2013)

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.)

  • District: 6th District, Outer Twin Cities suburbs; St. Cloud
  • Residence: Stillwater
  • Born: April 6, 1956; Waterloo, Iowa
  • Religion: Non-denominational Christian
  • Family: Husband, Marcus Bachmann; five children
  • Education: Winona State U., B.A. 1978 (political science & English); Oral Roberts U., J.D. 1986; College of William & Mary, LL.M. 1988 (tax law)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Candidate for Stillwater Area School District Board, 1999; Minn. Senate, 2001-07; sought Republican nomination for president, 2012; U.S. House, 2007-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2006 (4th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Capital Markets & Government Sponsored Enterprises; Oversight & Investigations); Select Intelligence (Oversight & Investigations; Technical & Tactical Intelligence)
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State Information: 6th District, Outer Twin Cities suburbs; St. Cloud

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Michele Bachmann (R) 179,240 50.5%
Jim Graves (D) 174,944 49.3%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 42% Mitt Romney: 56%
2008 Barack Obama: 43% John McCain: 55%




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