Michele Marie Bachmann is a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Minnesota's 6th congressional district, and a candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2012 U.S. presidential election. She previously served in theMinnesota State Senate and is the first Republican woman to represent the state in Congress.
Bachmann earned a Master of Laws degree, worked as a tax attorney, and was a foster mother for 23 teenagers.
Check out the Michelle Bachmann archive on the MPR Capitol View Blog .
October 22, 2007 — With the political campaign season under way, our television screens could soon be filled with attack ads. Last week's feud between Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and local television stations over an ad criticizing one of her votes raises the question: can voters believe what they see? MPRs Jess Mador (MAYdoor) has more.
February 23, 2007 — Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann appeared to back away today from comments about Iran she made to a St. Cloud Times reporter. At the time Bachmann said she knew of an agreement allowing Iran to carve out a portion of Iraq which would serve as a terrorist haven. Minnesota Public Radio's Tom Scheck reports.
February 15, 2007 — Minnesota's sixth district representative, republican Michele Bachmann, is expected to support the President and vote against the resolution. Bachmann, whose district stretches across the northern metro from Afton in the east to the St. Cloud area in west, outlined her views on the war in speech on the House floor last night.
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.
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.
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.
June 2, 2006 — Michelle Bachmann speech at GOP state convention
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