- NAME: Michele Bachmann
- OCCUPATION: U.S. Representative
- BIRTH DATE: April 06, 1956 (Age: 57)
- EDUCATION: Winona State College, William Mitchell School of Law, Oral Roberts University Law School, William & Mary Law School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Waterloo, Iowa
- Full Name: Michele Marie Bachmann
- ZODIAC SIGN: Aries
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Michele Bachmann is a congresswoman best known for her conservative Tea Party politics, and her candidacy for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.
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Refusing, in the early days of her campaign, to attack friends such as Tim Pawlenty and Sarah Palin among the prospective Republican field, Bachmann focused instead on unseating the incumbent president: "This is really a referendum on Barack Obama," she said. "I'm not comparing myself to any other candidate,
other than Barack Obama."
Bachmann ended up losing the 2012 presidential bid and in the immediate months after, found herself in a politically vulnerable position. In November, she was able to keep her Minnesota congressional seat but only by a very narrow victory against Democrat Jim Graves.
In May 2013, Bachmann announced that she "will not seek a fifth Congressional term" in a video on her website. "Different than some, I've never considered holding public office to be an occupation," she said. Bachmann has pledged to continue to work hard to advance her "Constitutional Conservative" ideals in her remaining time in office. She also claimed that her decision had nothing to Jim Graves's decision to run again in 2014 and the complaints filed against her presidential campaign with the Federal Election Commission earlier in the year.
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