Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Tinklenberg Tracker

Anyone else transfixed by it? I'm a non-Minnesotan who donated $50 to Elwyn Tinklenberg's campaign yesterday after seeing his unhinged opponent, the incumbent Rep. Michele Bachmann, froth at the mouth about "anti-American" Democrats on Hardball. Hitting the 'refresh' button every time I'm near my computer, I've watched his donations grow from $15,000 or $20,000 to $131,000 and counting in less than 24 hours. It's far more entertaining than anything on TV.

UPDATE (6:30 PM): Tinklenberg has raised around $450,000 in the 24 hours since Bachmann's Hardball appearance first aired. That is more than his campaign had raised in the last three months and "total nearly half of what it has raised to date," according to newspaper reports. So the Internet has had its say, and the Internet voted against Michele Bachmann.

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