Michele Bachmann, the candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2012 U.S. presidential election, married Marcus Bachmann, a clinical therapist with a master's degree from Regent University and a PhD from Union Graduate School in 1978. The couple is the parents of five children, including Lucas, Harrison, Elisa, Caroline, and Sophia.
Michele Bachmann's husband Marcus Bachmann is one of the closest advisers during the woman’s rapid political rise. However, he rarely speaks on her behalf in a political setting. Therefore, even Michele Bachmann’s longtime allies don’t know him well. Marcus met Michele Amble when they were undergraduates at Winona State University in 1976. Marcus Bachmann, 55, is said to be a quite and good-natured man. Friends say that Marcus Bachmann sometimes acts as a bodyguard of sorts as his wife attracts the attention of larger crowds.
Michele Bachmann posed with her husband at the 2011 Time 100 gala, where Michele was an honoree
Marcus Bachmann said that he was very optimistic about his wife’s chances in the poll
When being asked about whether she was submissive, the Republican US president candidate Michele Bachmann batted that "I respect my husband, he's a wonderful godly man, and we respect each other."
Michele Bachmann and her husband
Michele Bachmann and Marcus Bachmann have five children including Lucas, Harrison, Elisa, Caroline and Sophia. Michele shared that God gave the couple five biological children, and then he called them to take foster into their home. The couple is spotted to raise 23 kids, including many girls who are struggling with eating disorders.
Michele Bachmann’s family
Mrs. Bachmann’s children now range in age from 17 to 29. Her oldest son Lucas Bachmann is a medical resident at the University of Connecticut, while the youngest is headed to college this fall.
Michele Bachmann posed with her husband Marcus and her five children
Michele Bachmann, the Republican presidential candidate, hugs her daughter Elisa at a National Press Club luncheon in Washington on July 28, 2011
The Speaker of the House John Boehner posed with Michele Bachmann’s family members on January 5, 2011 in Washington, DC
Mrs. Bachmann played with her daughters at their home in Stillwater, Minn on December 27, 2004
The 28-year-old Lucas Bachmann, Michele Bachmann’s son, believes that his mom could be the U.S. President in 2012. Lucas said that “"I wouldn't be surprised.” “I think I've been surprised enough already.”
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) Presidential Announcement