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, 2007-present 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 (Oversight & Investigations; Technical & Tactical Intelligence)
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.