Michele Bachmann, Republican congresswoman from Minnesota, is running for re-election against Minnesota state Senator Tarryl Clark. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in 2010, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about Bachmann's life.
How old is Michele Bachmann?
Bachmann is 54 years old.
When was Michele Bachmann born?
Michele Amble was born April 6, 1956.
Where was Michele Bachmann born?
Bachmann was born in Waterloo, Iowa.
Who are Michele Bachmann's parents and what do they do?
Bachmann's father, David John Amble, moved to California after divorcing his wife, Jean Johnson. Bachmann's mother Jean raised Michele in Anoka, Minn., while working at the First National Bank in Anoka.
Does Michele Bachmann have any siblings?
Bachmann has three brothers and a stepsister.
When did Michele Bachmann move to Minnesota?
Bachmann moved to Anoka, Minn., from Waterloo, Iowa. She grew up in Anoka, Minn., and attended college at Winona State University.
What did Michele Bachmann do before deciding to run for Congress?
Bachmann worked as a U.S. Treasury Department attorney in St. Paul, Minn., from 1988 to 1993. In 1993, she opened a Charter school in Stillwater, Minn., called New Heights Charter School. Bachmann received attention for her political activism as an anti-abortion activist in 1991. Prior to being elected Minnesota state senator in 2000, Bachmann had worked as a tax-litigation attorney for five years.
How long has Michele Bachmann served in Congress?
Bachmann was elected to Congress in 2006, the first Republican woman to be elected to the House of Representatives from Minnesota.
Is Michele Bachmann Married?
Read Michele Bachmann's full bio on her official website.