That’s the rate of money DFL candidate Elwyn Tinklenberg has accepted in the first 24 hours since GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann appeared on MSNBC’s Hardball. An official with Tinklenberg’s campaign said they raised $450 thousand dollars in that time period.
To put that in perspective, Tinklenberg raised $312 thousand for the entire 3rd quarter and had $356 thousand in the bank at the end of the last reporting period.
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Tom Scheck has covered politics and state government for more than ten years for MPR News. He’s covered several gubernatorial campaigns, two statewide recounts, the presidential bids of Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann, U.S. Senate races, close Congressional contests and the Minnesota Legislature. He lives in Falcon Heights with his wife, son and dog. He can sometimes be found chasing a white ball on a golf course. It isn’t a straight walk. Tips are welcome at email@example.com