Michele Bachmann Through The Years

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2008 Republican National Convention: Day 2 (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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2008 Republican National Convention: Day 2 (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 17: Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks at the “Values Voter Summit” on September 16, 2010 in Washington, DC. The Values Voter Summit is a annual conservative political gathering where the country's most conservative leaders and activists are invited to speak. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) speaks during a rally organized by Americans for Progress on Capitol Hill November 15, 2010 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Michelle Bachmann Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) speaks during a rally organized by Americans for Progress on Capitol Hill November 15, 2010 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) shares a laugh with colleagues after Rep. John Boehner was elected the new Speaker of the House January 5, 2011 in Washington, DC. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) shares a laugh with colleagues after Rep. John Boehner was elected the new Speaker of the House January 5, 2011 in Washington, DC. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks at the Iowans for Tax Relief PAC Watchdog Reception January 21, 2011 in Des Moines, Iowa. Bachmann spoke to Iowa's largest anti-tax group amidst speculation that she will run for president as a Republican candidate in 2012. (credit: Steve Pope/Getty Images)
Michelle Bachmann Attends Reception For Iowans For Tax Relief PAC Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks at the Iowans for Tax Relief PAC Watchdog Reception January 21, 2011 in Des Moines, Iowa. Bachmann spoke to Iowa's largest anti-tax group amidst speculation that she will run for president as a Republican candidate in 2012. (credit: Steve Pope/Getty Images)
US Republican Representative from Minnesota Michele Bachmann speaks to the press after Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia addressed the Tea Party Caucus. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
Rep. Michele Bachmann US Republican Representative from Minnesota Michele Bachmann speaks to the press after Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia addressed the Tea Party Caucus. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC), on February 10, 2011 in Washington, DC. The CPAC annual gathering is a project of the American Conservative Union.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Rep. Michele Bachmann Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC), on February 10, 2011 in Washington, DC. The CPAC annual gathering is a project of the American Conservative Union. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC), on February 10, 2011 in Washington, DC. The CPAC annual gathering is a project of the American Conservative Union.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Rep. Michele Bachmann Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC), on February 10, 2011 in Washington, DC. The CPAC annual gathering is a project of the American Conservative Union. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Michele Bachmann On WCCO Sunday (credit: CBS)
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Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
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U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks during a rally on Capitol Hill April 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. Bachmann, thought to be a contender for the 2012 presidential race, spoke at the rally held on Capitol Hill by Americans for Prosperity in support of spending cuts.
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Bachman Addresses Americans For Prosperity Rally At U.S. Capitol
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) (R) takes a picture with Nick Cifolelli of Elkton, Maryland during a rally on Capitol Hill April 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. Bachmann, thought to be a contender for the 2012 presidential race, spoke at the rally held on Capitol Hill by Americans for Prosperity in support of spending cuts.
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Congresswoman Michele Bachmann
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann at the first 2012 Republican presidential candidates' debate in Manchester, New Hampshire June 13, 2011.
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Candidates Attend First GOP Primary Debate Of 2012 Presidential Race
Republican candidates (L to R) former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (PA), U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (MN), former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Governor Mitt Romney (MA), U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (TX), former Governor Tim Pawlenty (MN), and businessman Herman Cain prepare for their debate June 13, 2011 at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. This is the first debate for the GOP contenders in the "First in the Nation" primary state of New Hampshire.
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Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks at the Iowans for Tax Relief PAC Watchdog Reception January 21, 2011 in Des Moines, Iowa. Bachmann spoke to Iowa's largest anti-tax group amidst speculation that she will run for president as a Republican candidate in 2012.
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Michelle Bachmann Announces Her Candidacy For President In Iowa
WATERLOO, IA - JUNE 27: Michelle Bachmann greets supporters after announcing her candidacy for President in her hometown of Waterloo, Iowa, Monday June 27, 2011. (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images) WATERLOO, IA - JUNE 27: Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) greets supporters after announcing she announced her candidacy for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination at the historic Snowden House June 27, 2011 in Waterloo, Iowa. Bachman officially opened her candidacy in her hometown and was quoted saying "I seek the presidency not for vanity, but because America is at a crucial moment." (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)
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Michelle Bachmann Announces Her Candidacy For President In Iowa
WATERLOO, IA - JUNE 27: Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) listens as she is introduced to the crowd at a rally where she announced her candidacy for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination at the historic Snowden House June 27, 2011 in Waterloo, Iowa. Bachman officially opened her candidacy in her hometown and was quoted saying "I seek the presidency not for vanity, but because America is at a crucial moment." (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)
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Michelle Bachmann And Marcus Bachmann
Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) and her husband Marcus Bachmann recite the Pledge of Alligence, prior to her announcing her candidacy for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination at the historic Snowden House June 27, 2011 in Waterloo, Iowa. Bachman officially opened her candidacy in her hometown and was quoted saying "I seek the presidency not for vanity, but because America is at a crucial moment."
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Michelle Bachmann Marches In Iowa Fourth Of July Parade
CLEAR LAKE, IA - JULY 4: Michelle Bachmann takes part in Fourth of July Parade, Monday July 4, 2011 in Clear Lake, Iowa.
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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 13: (L-R) Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Republican presidential candidate and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), and Rep. Steve King (R-IA) leave a news conference at the U.S. Capitol July 13, 2011 in Washington, DC. Gohmert, Bachmann and King spoke on legislation regarding the debt ceiling and military benefits.
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Republican Candidates Campaign At Iowa State Fair
Minnesota Congresswoman and Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann talks to voters from the Des Moines Register's Soapbox during the second day of the Iowa State Fair August 12, 2011 in Des Moines, Iowa. Most of the Republican presidential hopefuls are visiting the fair ahead of Saturday's Iowa Straw Poll to greet voters and engage in the traditional Iowa campaigning ritual.
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Tim Pawlenty And Michele Bachmann
Republican presidential candidates former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) and Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. are pictured during the Iowa GOP/Fox News Debate on August 11, 2011 at the CY Stephens Auditorium in Ames, Iowa.
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Republican Candidates Vie For First Votes In Iowa Straw Poll
Republican presidential candidates (L-R) former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI), businessman Herman Cain and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) stand together for a photograph during the Iowa Straw Poll in the Hilton Coliseum at Iowa State University August 13, 2011 in Ames, Iowa. Nine GOP presidential candidates are competing for votes in the Iowa Straw Poll, an important step for gaining momentum in a crowded field of hopefuls.
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Republican Candidates Vie For First Votes In Iowa Straw Poll
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) during the Iowa Straw Poll in the Hilton Coliseum at Iowa State University August 13, 2011 in Ames, Iowa. Nine GOP presidential candidates are competing for votes in the Iowa Straw Poll, an important step for gaining momentum in a crowded field of hopefuls.
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GOP Presidential Hopeful Michele Bachmann
GOP Presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann speaks at a rally on August 19, 2011 in Mt Pleasant, South Carolina. About 150 people gathered outside Charleston to hear the candidate.
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Republican Presidential Candidate Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann
Republican presidential candidate Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann arrives at the Black Hawk County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner August 14, 2011 in Waterloo, Iowa.
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COLUMBIA SC- SEPTEMBER 05: GOP Presidential Hopefuls Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann, Businessman Herman Cain, Former Georgia Congressman Newt Gingrich, Texas Congressman Ron Paul and Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney line up for a photo during the American Principles Project Palmetto Freedom Forum, September 5, 2011 in Columbia, South Carolina.
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Republican presidential hopeful Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann speaks during the Republican Presidential Candidates debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library September 7, 2011 in Simi Valley, California. Eight Republican candidates are debating to define the party's nominee to take on US President Barack Obama in the 2012 election.
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Michele Bachmann CNN Debate
Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann speaks during a presidential debate sponsored by CNN and The Tea Party Express at the Florida State fairgrounds on September 12, 2011 in Tampa, Florida.
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Republican Presidential Candidates Debate In Michigan
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks during a debate hosted by CNBC and the Michigan Republican Party at Oakland University on November 9, 2011 in Rochester, Michigan. The debate is the first meeting of the eight GOP presidential hopefuls since allegations of sexual impropriety have surfaced against front-runner Herman Cain.
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Republican presidential candidate U.S. Rep Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks to members of the media after meeting with Donald Trump at Trump Tower on 5th Avenue on November 21, 2011 in New York City. This is Bachman's fourth meeting with the developer and reality TV star since she started running for president.
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U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks during the ABC News GOP Presidential debate on the campus of Drake University on December 10, 2011 in Des Moines, Iowa. Rivals were expected to target front runner Gingrich in the debate hosted by ABC News, Yahoo News, WOI-TV, The Des Moines Register and the Iowa GOP.
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Republican Presidential Hopeful Michele Bachmann Campaigning In Iowa (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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Michele Bachmann Attends Church Service In Iowa
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Michelle Bachmann Campaigns Before Iowa Caucuses
Michelle Bachmann Campaigns Before Iowa Caucuses
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Michele Bachmann Announces She's Suspending Her Campaign
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks during a news conference after ending her campaign for Republican presidential candidate on January 4, 2012 in West Des Moines, Iowa. Bachmann ended her campaign after poor results in the 2012 Iowa caucuses.
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Michele Bachmann Announces She's Suspending Her Campaign For President
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks during a news conference after ending her campaign for Republican presidential candidate on January 4, 2012 in West Des Moines, Iowa. Bachmann ended her campaign after poor results in the 2012 Iowa caucuses.
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Michele Bachmann Announces She's Suspending Her Campaign For President
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) kisses her mother Jean after announcing during a news conference she is ending her campaign for Republican presidential candidate on January 4, 2012 in West Des Moines, Iowa.Bachmann finished sixth in the Iowa caucus, well behind first and second place finishers Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.
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Michele Bachmann Announces She's Suspending Her Campaign For President
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) kisses her husband Marcus Bachmann after announcing during a news conference she is ending her campaign for Republican presidential candidate on January 4, 2012 in West Des Moines, Iowa.Bachmann finished sixth in the Iowa caucus, well behind first and second place finishers Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.
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Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann
Republican congresswoman Michele Bachmann speaks during a press conference in West Des Moines, Iowa, on January 4, 2012. Bachmann bowed out of the Republican presidential race on Wednesday, saying she had decided to "stand aside" after a sixth place finish in the Iowa caucuses. Bachmann ended her campaign with a vehement attack on President Barack Obama, calling the November elections the last chance to repeal his health care reform law and "policies based on socialism."
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Congressional Republicans Holds News Conference On Health Care
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) tears a page from the national health care bill during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol March 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. Republican members from the House of Representatives gatherered to speak out against the health care bill which is the topic of a case before the Supreme Court next week.
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Michelle Bachmann, Tea Party Leaders Hold News Conference On IRS Scandal
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks during a news conference May 16, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Bachmann held a news conference with Tea Party leaders and congressional members to discuss the IRS scandal of targeting the Tea Party.
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Michele Bachmann
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) MARCH 16, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland. This year's theme is "America’s Future: The Next Generation of Conservatives. New Challenges, Timeless Principles." (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
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