Fundraising Spike Follows Bachmann's Controversial Charges Against Clinton Aide

By: CNN Posted By Doug Brown
By: CNN Posted By Doug Brown
According to her campaign, the Minnesota Republican raised over one million dollars in a 25 day period in July.

Michele Bachmann

(CNN) - Rep. Michele Bachmann's controversial charges against a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears to have paid off in the form of money flowing into her re-election campaign.

According to her campaign, the Minnesota Republican raised over one million dollars in a 25 day period in July – the same time that controversy brewed over a letter she sent with four other GOP Members to the State Department Inspector General, requesting an investigation into Huma Abedin's ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Many Republican leaders, including Sen. John McCain and House Speaker John Boehner rebuked Bachmann for pointing a finger at Abedin, who has worked for Clinton since she was first lady.

The rebuke from the GOP leadership does not seem to have deterred her supporters, just the opposite. The million dollar July fundraising boon is about $400,000 above her monthly average from the second quarter of this year, according to Federal Election Commission filings.

"This incredible outpouring of support demonstrates the trust Minnesotans have placed in Representative Bachmann," Campaign Manager Chase Kroll said in an e-mail to supporters. "We still have a radical, liberal, self-funding opponent who has demonstrated his willingness to pour huge sums into this race."


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