|U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 6th District|
From: January 4, 2007 – Present
|Successor||Incumbent (no successor)|
Michele M. Bachmann, born April 6, 1956 (age 60), is a conservative and the first Republican woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota. She represents the 6th District of Minnesota. Undefeated as a four-term conservative congressman from a predominantly liberal state, Bachman announced that she would not run for reelection in 2014.
A movement conservative, Michele Bachmann defeated a massive attempt by liberals to unseat her in 2008 and 2010. Prior to her election to Congress, she served in the Minnesota state legislature since first being elected there in 2000 as a check against the leftists then encroaching on Minnesota's freedoms.
Bachmann is pro-life, pro-gun, pro-religion and holds many other core conservative values. She is widely considered one of the most important politicians in the fight against evolution. She has been heavily influenced by Francis Shaeffer, and is not afraid to defend her conservative Christian moral convictions against even the most desperate attacks by liberals. A search for her on Google turns up five positive sites for every 100 nasty liberal smear sites, like the Huffington Post. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee had officially put the outspoken Minnesota Republican in their sights with the bachmannwatch website. In early 2013, the FBI and congressional ethics investigators interviewed former Bachmann campaign workers regarding allegations of improper campaign expenditures. Despite a heavily Republican district, Bachmann narrowly won re-election in 2012, receiving just 4,298 more votes than her DFL challenger Jim Graves.On May 29, 2013, Bachmann announced that she would not seek reelection to Congress in 2014.
2012 Presidential candidate
Michele Bachmann became one of the nation's first female presidential candidate from the GOP. Her campaign showed promise with a win in the Iowa straw poll 2011, however the Iowa caucus in 2012 would turn out much different. Her campaign expected more from Iowans but she finished near the bottom. After the less-than-favorable showing she decided to formally suspend her campaign. She was lampooned as a non-intellectual, a target for pathetic journalism to smear.  In addition, the MSM went after her husband Marcus. They mock his demeanor as woman-like. 
Liberal reaction to Bachmann
Liberals have been hysterical about some of the candid observations of Congresswoman Bachmann. She was targeted for comments made seeking an investigation into the Obama-Ayers connection, the "tolerant" liberal establishment even compared her to the Nazis. She deserves many compliments for her insight and courage. Congresswoman Rep. Bachmann "has shown an uncanny knack for infuriating critics with sometimes off-the-wall behavior and comments, all the while advancing her own political career." 
The liberal smears are part of a familiar pattern whereby they work overtime to try to discredit conservative women or minorities. The reason is obvious: conservative women and minorities disprove the falsehood that liberals are better for them.
Liberals have also tried to smear Michele Bachmann for her work as a tax attorney for the IRS. As usual, Congresswoman Bachmann rose above the liberal smears when she told a crowd "I went to work into that system because the first rule of war is 'know your enemy.'" Their newest line of attack is trying to demonize her opposition to government mandated vaccinations when abstinence is the truest prevention of HPV infection.
The liberal Super-PAC CREDO has even started to target her for her mid-term election in 2014. It claims it will spend at least $500,000 to boot Bachmann out of office.
Bachmann's husband has also been the target of smears by liberals, many of whom disapprove of his work to help misguided gay teens.
- Bachmann leaves church Anugrah Kumar, The Christian Post, 27 July 2011
- Bachmann gets new campaign manager, NRA endorsement MN. Public Radio, OCTOBER 3, 2008
- Kane, Paul. "For Bachmann, a shift to the GOP sideline", Washington Post, May 30, 2013, p. A1.
- Diaz, Kevin. "Close call for Bachmann", November 8, 2012.
- The Jimmy Fallon Talk Show incident, Chris Wallace interview to name a few
- Marcus Bachmann was trending on Twitter January 3rd, 2012
- Hardball Gone Mad: Congresswoman Compared to Nazi for Insisting Media Cover Obama-Ayers Connection, Tim Graham, Newsbusters, October 21, 2008
- Outspoken But Not Outmaneuvered, Rep. Bachmann Manages Her Candor, Judson Berger, Fox News.com, March 27, 2009