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Bachmann's negative Obama remarkshelp her opponent

In an interview with MSNBC Friday, Rep. Michele Bachman questioned whether some of Barack Obama's views were "anti-American," causing many contributions to come to her opponent, Elwyn Tinklenberg.

MSNC news anchor Chris Matthews asked Bachmann if she thought Obama's views were anti-American. She agreed, the Star Tribune reported.

"Absolutely. I'm very concerned that he may have anti-American views," said Bachmann.

Bachmann also went on to question the patriotic values of other members of Congress. She specifically called out Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, referring to their views as "far-left," and calling on the media for a public exposure.

"The news media should do a penetrating exposé and take a look,� Bachmann said. "I wish the American media would take a great look at the views of the people in Congress and find out are they pro-America or anti-America."

Minutes after Bachmann's interview aired, people from around the country began contributing to Tinklenberg's campaign, the Pioneer Press reported.

According to Tinklenberg's campaign, almost $500,000 was contributed from about 9,000 people across the country. That's more than Tinklenberg's campaign had made in a full quarter.