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Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.)

District: 6th District
Political Highlights: candidate for Stillwater Area School District Board, 1999; Minn. Senate, 2001-07; sought Republican nomination for president, 2012; U.S. House of Representatives, 2007-15
Born: April 6, 1956; Waterloo, Iowa
Residence: Stillwater
Religion: Non-denominational Christian
Family: Husband, Marcus Bachmann; five children
Education: Winona State U., B.A. 1978; Oral Roberts U., J.D. 1986; College of William & Mary, LL.M. 1988
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2006 (4th term)
Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Capital Markets & Government Sponsored Enterprises; Oversight & Investigations); Select Intelligence

Election History
2012generalMichele Bachmann (R) 179,24050.5
Jim Graves (D) 174,94449.3
2010generalMichele Bachmann (R) 159,47652.5
Tarryl Clark (D) 120,84639.8
Bob Anderson (INDC) 17,6985.8
Aubrey Immelman (I) 5,4901.8
2008generalMichele Bachmann (R) 187,81746.4
El Tinklenberg (D) 175,78643.4
Bob Anderson (INDC) 40,64310.0
2006generalMichele Bachmann (R) 151,24850.1
Patty Wetterling (D) 127,14442.1
John Binkowski (INDC) 23,5577.8
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Minnesota is 35th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.