Michele Marie Bachmann
; born April 6, 1956) is a member of the United States House of Representatives
, representing , and a candidate for the Republican
nomination in the 2012 U.S. presidential election
. She previously served in the Minnesota State Senate
and is the first Republican woman to represent the state in Congress.
Bachmann is a supporter of the Tea Party movement
and a founder of the House Tea Party Caucus
Early life, education, and early career
Born Michele Marie Amble in Waterloo
, Iowa, "into a family of Norwegian Lutheran Democrats", The Des Moines Register
, October 20, 2009.Ode, Kim (July 22, 2007), , Star Tribune
, retrieved March 25, 2011 After her parents divorced, Bachmann's father, David John Amble, moved to California, and Bachmann was raised by her mother, Jean (née Johnson), who worked at the First National Bank in Anoka, Minnesota
She graduated from Anoka High School
in 1974 and, after graduation, spent time working on a......