Michele Bachmann Biography
Michele Bachmann (Michele Marie Bachmann) is an American politician and a member of the Republican Party.
From 2007 to 2015, Michele represented Minnesota’s 6th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.
In the 2012 U.S. presidential election, Michele was a candidate for the Republican nomination winning the Ames Straw Poll in August 2011 but dropping out in January 2012 after finishing in sixth place in the Iowa caucuses.
She previously served in the Minnesota Senate and is the first Republican woman to represent the state in Congress and she is a supporter of the Tea Party movement and a founder of the House Tea Party Caucus.
Michele Bachmann Age
Michele is 63 years old as of 2019. She was born on April 6, 1956.
Michele Bachmann Husband
Michele is married to Marcus Bachmann, a clinical therapist with a master’s degree from Regent University and a Ph.D. from Union Graduate School.
She and Marcus met while they were undergraduates and they got married in 1978. After she received an LL.M. in taxation from William & Mary School of Law in 1988, the couple moved to Stillwater, Minnesota, a town of 18,000 near Saint Paul, where they run a Christian counseling center that provided gay conversion therapy.
The couple has five children: Lucas, Harrison, Elisa, Caroline, and Sophia. They also provided foster care to 23 other children, all teenage girls. From 1992 to 2000, the couple was licensed to handle up to three foster children at a time and the last child arrived in 1998.
They later began by providing short-term care for girls with eating disorders who were patients in a University of Minnesota program.
Michele Bachmann Net Worth
Michele has an estimated net worth of $2.8 million.
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Michele Bachmann Same-Sex Marriage
On November 20, 2003, Michele and Representative Mary Liz Holberg proposed a constitutional amendment that would bar the state from legally recognizing same-sex marriage. In 2004, she and a coalition of religious leaders announced plans for a “Minnesota for Marriage” rally but her effort to place a marriage amendment on a referendum ballot in 2004 ultimately failed.
Later in March 2005, she resurrected her proposal but it stalled indefinitely in a Senate committee that April.
Michele Bachmann Immigration Policy
Michele believes that strengthened enforcement of immigration laws is required for the growth of the American job market. She supports amending the Immigration and Nationality Act to allow only the immediate family of legal immigrants (not extended family members) priority consideration in the immigration process and she voted against the DREAM Act.
Michele also stated that the current law does not need modification but proper enforcement. She also said; “… the immigration system in the United States worked very, very well up until the mid-1960s when liberal members of Congress changed the immigration laws.”
Michele is against the 2013 immigration reform bill, indicating that passing it would mean the end of the Republican Party and on WorldNetDaily she stated: “This is President Obama’s number one political agenda because he knows we will never again have a Republican president ever if amnesty goes into effect.”
Michele Bachmann Retirement
Michele, on May 29, 2013, announced that she would not seek re-election to her Congressional seat in 2014. In an interview with Fox News in June 2013, she stated that she was “not going silent,” and would remain involved in politics.
She did not rule out a future run for office, or even for the White House and she also said that probes into her campaign finance and the narrow margin of victory for her election were not a part of her decision against seeking re-election. With her retiring, from Congress, the ethics investigations against her were dropped.
During a December 2017 New Year’s weekend interview with televangelist Jim Bakker, Michele indicated that she is considering running for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Al Franken, but that she is waiting on counsel from God before making up her mind.