Thursday, January 5, 2012

Michele Bachmann





Michele Bachmann became the first woman to be elected as a Republican to the Minnesota House of Representatives.

Bachmann is a member of both the Financial Services Committee and Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. She was an opponent of the Wall Street bailout and the Dodd-Frank legislation.

Bachmann graduated from Anoka High School and Winona State University.

She earned her J.D. at the O.W. Coburn School of Law at Oral Roberts University and her L.L.M. in Tax Law at the College of William and Mary School of Law.

Bachmann and her husband, Marcus Bachmann, own a Christian counseling business called Bachmann & Associates.

The Bachmanns have been married for over thirty years and have five children, Lucas, Harrison, Elisa, Caroline and Sophia.

Michelle and her husband have also taken care of 23 foster children.

Michelle claims to be a "Constitutional Conservative", advocating adherence to the US Constitution.

She is dedicated to the repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care, or what she and others refer to as "ObamaCare".

Bachmann is a promoter of increased domestic oil production and natural gas exploration, specifically in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Bachmann introduced the Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act, which requires a GAO report to illustrate that fluorescent bulbs have a "clear economic, health and environmental benefits" over that of conventional light bulbs.

Bachmann was raised in a Democratic household, but she claims that she became a Republican during the course of her senior year at Winona State.

Bachmann founded the Tea Party Caucus in 2010.

Bachmann is pro-life.

She was opposed to both variations of the Wall Street bailout for America's financial sector.

Michele supports and encourages the instruction of intelligent design in the public school system..

Bachmann has claimed that global warming and climate change is a hoax.

She has stated that carbon dioxide is "a natural byproduct of nature."

Bachmann encourages both a state and federal constitutional amendment outlawing same-sex marriage and civil unions.

She has received bi-partison praise for her initiatives in Congress on the part of adopted and foster children.

Prior to getting into national politics, Michele worked as a federal tax litigation attorney for the IRS and handled countless civil and criminal lawsuits.

She represents Minnesota's 6th Congressional District, an area containing elements of 6 different counties, stretching from Stillwater through Saint Cloud, together with a number of suburbs of the Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

Bachmann declared her candidacy for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination on June 27, 2011.

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