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Former presidential candidate, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Former presidential candidate, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)  

Michele Bachmann is Swiss now

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Will Rahn
Senior Editor

Former White House hopeful and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann can now run for political office in Switzerland, CNN reports.

“Congresswoman Bachmann’s husband is of Swiss descent so she has been eligible for dual-citizenship since they got married in 1978,” a spokesperson for the Republican said. “However, recently some of their children wanted to exercise their eligibility for dual-citizenship so they went through the process as a family.”

Bachmann’s ancestors emigrated from Norway generations ago, but her husband Marcus’ parents are both Swiss by birth. According to Politico, Mr. Bachmann had registered with the Swiss government earlier this year, which automatically made Michele one of the millions of Americans with dual citizenship once the process was completed.

And yes, that does mean she could try to start a new political career in the land of Democracy and cuckoo clocks.

But Bachmann recently told Swiss TV the chances of that happening are slim because of the “very stiff” competition she would face from the already “very good” Swiss parliamentarians.

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