12/04/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Flood Of Ads Hit Michele Bachmann's Race

Before Rep. Michele Bachmann's Oct. 17 statements on MSNBC about "anti-America views" she feared some in Congress hold, the airwaves in the 6th Congressional District were relatively quiet. But over the past two weeks well over $1 million in campaign contributions from people outraged by her comments have poured into the campaign of DFLer El Tinklenberg. Meanwhile, outrage over what conservatives have deemed a media smear-job against Bachmann have generated half as much money for her campaign.

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