An American politician by the name of Michele Marie Bachmann. She is a part of the US “Republican Party,” commonly known as the “GOP.” She has held positions in both the Minnesota senate and the “US House of Representatives.” She holds an LLM in tax law and began her political career in the early 1990s after serving as an attorney for the “Internal Revenue Service” (IRS). From January 2001 to January 2003, she represented the 56th district in the Minnesota Senate. From January 2003 to January 2007, she represented the 52nd district. She eventually gained notoriety in local politics for her opposition to a number of topics, including taxes, the state-imposed set of educational standards, and gay marriage. She represented Minnesota’s 6th congressional district as a member of the “US House of Representatives,” making history as the first woman from the “Republican Party” to serve the state in “Congress.” She supports the Tea Party movement in America. She served as the first chair of the “Tea Party Caucus,” which she formed. She was one of President Barack Obama’s most outspoken detractors at the time. She entered the contest to receive the ‘Republican’ presidential nomination for the 2012 US presidential election but dropped out after placing sixth in Iowa ‘Republican’ caucus.
Early Childhood & Life
She was born Michele Marie Amble in Waterloo, Iowa, the US, on April 6, 1956, into a family of Norwegian “Lutheran Democrats.” When she was a little child, her family moved to Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.
She began residing with her mother after her parents, David John Amble and Arlene Jean (née Johnson), divorced in 1970. In Anoka, Minnesota, the First National Bank was where her mother worked. Her father, an engineer, moved to California and remarried. Raymond J. LaFave, a widower, married her mother as well.
Michele graduated in 1974 from “Anoka High School” where she had attended. After that, she spent the summer working at Kibbutz Be’eri in Israel. She attended “Winona State University” and graduated with a BA in 1978. Despite coming from a family of “Democrats,” Michele changed her political affiliation in her final year and became a “Republican.”
She enrolled in the O. W. Coburn School of Law’s inaugural class in 1979 and earned a Juris Doctor (JD) in 1986 as a member of the final graduating class. She then enrolled in the “William & Mary Law School,” where she graduated in 1988 with an LLM in tax law.
She worked as an attorney for the “IRS” from 1988 to 1993 before quitting to focus on being a mother after the birth of her fourth child.
The career of Michele Bachmann
While she was a student, Michele was active in the pro-life movement. She and her then-fiance, Marcus Bachmann, conducted sidewalk counseling in front of abortion facilities. They counseled and convinced ladies not to get abortions. She has continued to support sidewalk counseling since that time.
When she took part in a pro-life rally in 1991 against the abortion-conducting “St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center” (now known as “Regions Hospital”), she attracted a lot of media attention. Along with other pro-life citizens, she attended a Ramsey County board meeting and spoke out against the hospital receiving public funds.
She and other parents established the “K-12 New Heights Charter School” in Stillwater in 1993; however, she resigned from the position after just six months due to the school’s strong Christian ethos. Parents protested that the school was not operating in accordance with its charter, which required it to be nonsectarian in all of its activities.
She rejected a set of educational requirements imposed by the state that helped her go into politics.
She won the “Republican” nomination for the 56th district state senator position in Minnesota, replacing 18-year incumbent Gary Laidig, who was not backed for reelection in 2000.
In the general election in November 2000, she defeated Ted Thompson of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) and Lyno Sullivan of the Minnesota Independence Party to win the 56th district seat in the Minnesota Senate. She started working there on January 3rd, 2001.
She defeated incumbent Minnesota state senator Jane Krentz of the “DFL” in a redrawn district in November 2002 as a result of redistricting after the 2000 Census. She now represents the newly drawn-out district as a state senator. She took office on January 7, 2003, and held the position until January 2, 2007, gaining notoriety for her opposition to abortion and gay marriage. She was also renowned for her ostentatious dressing.
On November 20, 2003, Michele and Representative Mary Liz Holberg presented a constitutional amendment that may have stopped the state from recognizing same-sex marriage as legally valid. In 2004, she attempted to have a marriage amendment on the ballot for a referendum but was unsuccessful.
Her anti-tax stance resulted in her removal from her post as the “assistant minority leader in charge of Policy for the Senate Republican Caucus,” which she had attained in November 2004, and in July 2005.
She aimed to become a member of the “US House of Representatives,” and during her congressional campaign in 2006, she received backing from prominent Republicans including Karl Rove and then-President George W. Bush.
She became the first “Republican” woman to be elected to the “US House” from the state on January 3, 2007, taking Mark Kennedy’s place as a representative from Minnesota’s 6th congressional district. She was elected as a “Republican” to the 110th “Congress” and the following three “Congresses” as well, enabling her to maintain the seat until January 3, 2015.
She made headlines in 2008 when she spoke out against the anti-American lawmakers in “Congress” on the “MSNBC” discussion show “Hardball with Chris Matthews.” When she claimed that Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama held “anti-American” sentiments, she sparked more controversy and was compared by some to Senator Joe McCarthy. She emerged as one of the most frank opponents of the former on January 20, 2009, the day Barack Obama became the 44th president of the United States.
She supports the 2009-founded “Tea Party” movement in America, which is essentially affiliated with the Republican Party’s conservative wing. She established the “Tea Party Caucus” (TPC), a group of conservative “Republican” members of the “US House of Representatives” on July 19, 2010, and served as its first chair.
She started running for president in 2012 in June 2011 and announced her candidacy for the ‘Republican Party’ nomination on June 13, 2011, at the CNN ‘Republican’ primary debate. She officially declared her candidacy for president in her hometown of Waterloo, Iowa, two weeks later.
She won the “Ames Straw Poll” in August 2011. She did, however, withdraw from consideration for the presidency on January 4, 2012, after placing sixth in the Iowa ‘Republican’ caucus.
She said in a video posted on her website on May 29, 2013, that she “will not seek a fifth Congressional term” in 2014. In a June 2013 interview with “Fox News,” she declared that she was “not going silent” and wanted to continue being involved in politics. She also left the door open for a potential candidacy for the “White House.”
In a December 2017 interview with disgraced televangelist Jim Bakker, she said that she was thinking about running for the “US Senate” seat left vacant by Al Franken in the upcoming special election in November 2018.
Individual Life of Michele Bachmann
Former beauty pageant queen Michele Bachmann wed clinical therapist Marcus Bachmann in 1978. Since their undergraduate years, they had been friends. Sophia, Elisa, Caroline, Harrison, and Lucas are their five lucky kids. They were authorized to care for no more than three foster children at once between 1992 and 2000, but they have since continued to do so for 23 teenage girls.
In 1988, the couple moved to Stillwater, Minnesota. Through Bachmann & Associates, a Christian counseling facility, offer gay conversion therapy.
The couple and their three youngest children received Swiss citizenship on March 19, 2012. However, as news of her dual citizenship spread, she claimed in a letter to the Swiss consulate that she had made the decision to renounce her Swiss citizenship.
Michele Bachmann’s Net Worth
Michele Bachmann net worth: Michele Bachmann is an American politician and former Presidential candidate who has a net worth of $3 million. Her career in politics began while she was in college. According to Bachmann, who grew up in a relatively politically liberal household, she was reading a novel by Gore Vidal in which the author was “mocking the founding fathers.” It was this moment that sent Bachmann careening towards being the conservative icon that she’s become today. From there, she became notable in the world of abortion protesting, taking part in a process known as “sidewalk counseling.”