Michele Bachmann Swiss
Michele Bachmann Swiss - U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann becomes Swiss citizen, Minnesota Congresswoman and conservative firebrand Michele Bachmann may not have come close to winning the GOP nomination for president, but she can add something new to her resume: Swiss citizen. Bachmann claimed dual citizenship with Switzerland this week.
Taking a more neutral stance? Former GOP hopeful Michele Bachmann becomes a Swiss citizen, Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann has a new political option after her early exit from the GOP presidential race - she can run for office in Switzerland. The Republican U.S. Representative, whose husband Dr Marcus Bachmann is Swiss, recently activated her right to become a dual U.S.-Swiss citizen along with three of their five children.
'However, recently some of their children wanted to exercise their eligibility for dual-citizenship so they went through the process as a family.'
A spokesman at the Swiss embassy said Bachmann had activated that citizenship in March.
In an interview with Swiss television, Bachmann - who pulled out of the race in January for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination - laughed when asked if she would run for office in Switzerland.
Dr Bachmann is president of Bachmann & Associates, a Christian counselling firm based in Lake Elmo and Burnsville - two cities around 30 miles apart in Minnesota.He has been a clinical therapist for more than 20 years after studying at Winona State University in Minnesota, Regent University in Virginia and Union Institute and University in Ohio.