Sunday, October 19

Bachmann v. Tinklenberg update


The campaign of El Tinklenberg, the Democratic challenger against Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), announced today that they've raised about half a million dollars in the time since she let loose on Hardball with her claims that Barack Obama may be anti-American and that the media should undertake a full investigation into which members of Congress are anti-American.

Tinklenberg still faces an up-hill battle, though, as this district voted 57%-42% for George W. Bush in 2004. So the question for him is whether there has been enough of a turn against Bush Republicanism -- and especially against Bachmann's extreme version of it -- for him to pull off an upset.

Like I was saying, $50 from ten thousand people on the internet can become serious money in one of these smaller congressional races. You can join me in donating to Tinklenberg here. Let's send these people a good old-fashioned American message -- all the cool kids are doing it.

The poll from last week shows him down 4 points:

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