Michele Marie Bachmann is an American Republican politician, who represented Minnesota's 6th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives, becoming the first Republican woman to represent Minnesota in the U.S. Congress.
Born April 6, 1956 in Waterloo, Iowa, Bachmann was a state senator from 2000 to 2006, later being elected as U.S. Congresswoman from 2007 to 2015, and a founder of the House Tea Party Caucus. Bachmann was a candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2012 U.S. presidential election.
March 25, 2004 - MPR’s Laura McCallum reports that the Minnesota State House passed a measure by 88-44 that would put a constitutional amendment question on the ballot in November 2004. It goes next to a Senate committee for vote, where it may be defeated.
March 26, 2004 - MPR’s Tom Scheck reports on a committee vote in the DFL Senate defeating proposed amendment that would ban gay marriage. That measure would allow the voters to decide if the Minnesota Constitution should ban same sex marriage and any legal equivalent. The committee did approve a proposed constitutional amendment that would prevent the courts from forcing the Legislature to define gay marriage, as the Massachusetts Supreme Court has done.
April 2, 2004 - On this Midday program Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, and Sen. Michele Bachmann, R-Stillwater, discuss the gay marriage issue in Minnesota. Bachmann supports a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, and Dibble opposes it. Listeners call in with questions.
June 4, 2004 - Governor Tim Pawlenty and legislative leaders say they've taken an important step forward toward calling a possible special session later this month. Lawmakers were unable to reach compromise earlier this year on a host of issues ranging from deficit-reduction to tougher public safety laws. Talk of a special session to resume their work, however, had been stalled as lawmakers disagreed over what items should be on making that an issue in a special session
June 2, 2006 - Michelle Bachmann speech at GOP state convention
August 22, 2006 - After his address on health care, the President headed to a private reception in Wayzata, to raise money for Michele Bachmann's campaign. Bachman is the Republican candidate for Minnesota's 6th district congressional seat. She faces DFL-er Patty Wetterling and Independence Party candidate John Binkowski in the race for the seat. It's being vacated by Mark Kennedy, who's running for US Senate. To talk about the politics of the President's visit we've called on a political scientist from within the 6th district. Kay Wolsborn, joins me from the College of Saint Benedict in St Joseph.
September 22, 2006 - The three candidates for congress in Minnesota's 6th district are offering distinctly different views on health care, taxes and the war in Iraq. Republican Michele Bachmann, Democrat Patty Wetterling and John Binkowski of the Independence Party covered a wide range of issues last night during a debate held in Woodbury. Minnesota Public Radio's Tim Pugmire reports.
November 7, 2006 - Election 2006: Michele Bachmann's speech after victory over Patty Wetterling.
November 7, 2006 - Election 2006: John Binkowski, Independence Party candidate for the 6th district, concedes to Michele Bachmann
November 7, 2006 - Election 2006: Patty Wetterling concedes the 6th Disctrict race to Michele Bachmann.