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6:00 p.m. : Delaware GOP Senate Challenger Christine O'Donnell got another conservative boost on Monday when Rep. Michelle Bachmann, a favorite of the tea party groups. Bachmann called into a Lewes, Delaware radio program to push O'Donnell's candidacy. Bachmann serves in the House of Representatives alongside O'Donnell's challenger, Rep. Michael Castle. She told the listeners the more she hears about O'Donnell the more they will like her and that Castle "has a record" that he should not be proud of. "I can't imagine a stronger voice" for conservative beliefs, she said on WGMD's The Bill Coley show.