- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 9, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, has been granted citizenship in Switzerland.

Mrs. Bachmann‘s spokeswoman, Becky Rogness, said the lawmaker has been eligible for dual citizenship since she married Marcus Bachmann, who is of Swiss descent, in 1978. Ms. Rogness told Minnesota Public Radio that some of the couple’s children wanted to exercise their eligibility for dual citizenship, so the Bachmanns went through the process as a family.

Mrs. Bachmann represents Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District and is seeking re-election following her unsuccessful run for the Republican presidential nomination.