Bachmann Becomes Swiss Citizen

    WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 13:  Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann speaks at a news conference at the U.S. Capitol July 13, 2011 in Washington, DC. Bachmann spoke on legislation regarding the debt ceiling and military benefits.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)119088501WM008_Michele_Bach

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    Well, she may be out of the running for the presidency, but Michele Bachmann can at least console herself with the fact that she's eligible to run for office in Switzerland. Yes, Switzerland! According to a Swiss TV report, former GOP presidential candidate now has Swiss citizenship through her husband Marcus, who became a citizen in February thanks to his parents’ nationality. Michele and the Bachmanns' three youngest children (who are under 18) automatically became citizens after Marcus’s citizenship was granted, while their two older children are eligible to have their citizenship fast-tracked if they choose to apply. Bachmann's congressional office said the family made the decision to get Swiss citizenship for their children, who wanted the privilege.

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