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Bachmann gives up Swiss citizenship, after receiving it

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Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is giving up her citizenship in Switzerland.

The Minnesota Republican said Thursday she sent a letter to the Swiss Consulate asking for withdrawal of her Swiss citizenship. She said she wanted to make clear she is 100 percent committed to the United States.

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A Bachmann spokeswoman said earlier this week that Bachmann had been eligible for Swiss citizenship because her husband Marcus was of Swiss descent, and the family recently went through the process as a family because some children wanted to do it. Bachmann quickly issued a statement Wednesday saying her dual citizenship had been automatic upon her marriage in 1978.

Bachmann is seeking re-election in Minnesota's 6th District after an unsuccessful run for president.

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