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Bachmann Tones Down Obama Critiques

Minnesota Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann told MSNBC host Chris Matthews she is concerned that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama may have ties to William Ayers, the founder of the radical group Weather Underground.

"I'm very concerned that he may have anti-American views," Bachmann said referring to Obama and the claim he is associated with Ayers.

reported a spokesperson for Bachmann's campaign stood behind her comments and the chair of the DFL party in Minnesota called Bachmann's comments "scare tactics and false attacks."

Bachmann is now retreating from her comment and appeared on a WCCO-TV show on Sunday to say she isn't saying that Obama's views are anti-American.

The Star Tribun
e reported the Democratic presidential nominee's views are "concerning" and deserve more media attention.