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The last few hours have been nothing short of astounding.  Since Congresswoman Michele Bachmann appeared on MSNBC’s Hardball earlier tonight, there’s been a deluge of support unlike anything we have seen.  

The last few hours have been nothing short of astounding.  Since Congresswoman Michele Bachmann appeared on MSNBC’s Hardball earlier tonight, there’s been a deluge of support unlike anything we have seen.  We are so grateful to the Daily Kos community and others who’ve sounded the alarm on Bachmann’s extremist, shameful rhetoric and pitched in with whatever they can to help end her tenure in Congress.
Our phones haven’t stopped ringing.  Many have called in to say they’re sorry they can only send money and wish they could be here to help.  We want you to know what a difference your funds are making and that, thanks in part to your help, we are confident that we will be able to win this race.  We are preparing to get out the vote on an unprecedented scale, and with supporters like you we will have the resources we need to get the job done.  

I am both hopeful and humbled at the reminder you gave me tonight – that in our country’s darkest times, it is the strength and belief and action of ordinary Americans that ultimately brings about the change we need.  From the hardworking folks in Minnesota’s Sixth District to all of you: we are proud to have you on our side.  

Thank you,

El Tinklenberg



Congresswoman Bachmann says everyone who disagrees with her is
anti-American. Once again revealing her extreme ideology, Congresswoman
Bachmann yesterday called for an “expose” on Senator Obama and those in
Congress who disagree with her. Before this, Congresswoman Bachmann
insisted that low income families with mortgages brought down Wall Street.

Congresswoman Bachmann continues to divide people rather than work with
others to fix our economy.

“As a minister and mayor, I brought people together,” Tinklenberg said.
“I believe you build by addition, not division. In Congress, I will work
to jump-start the economy on Main Street by creating jobs and rebuilding
our infrastructure.”

At 3:05 PM Central today, exactly 24 hours after Rep. Bachmann's comments, El will release on Huffington Post and Daily Kos the total amount of financial support you have helped generate over the past 24 hours.  Please ask your friends and fellow bloggers to help.  We’ve got the momentum to win, and we can’t thank you enough.


Tinklenberg for Congress Team

UPDATE with fundraising numbers:

24 hours ago, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann announced that all those who disagree with her are "Anti-American."  Since then, the outpouring of support for my campaign has been extraordinary.  Since Congresswoman Bachmann's outrageous remarks, my campaign has raised $438,346.57, and we're working to reach $500,000 by 5 p.m. today.  Congresswoman Bachmann's extreme ideology divides people, but her comments on MSNBC's Hardball have united all of those who believe that I will jump start the ecomomy on Main Street by creating jobs and rebuilding our infrastructure.  As a Minister and Mayor, I brought people together.  I believe that we build by addition, not division.  I want to thank you all.  It is now clear that we have the momentum to win and I ask for your financial support.  I will keep everyone posted.

Thank you,

El Tinklenberg



Sorry this is a little delayed.  We were hoping to be able to tell you that we hit $500K, but are not quite there yet.  El is still on the phone as we speak, raising money.  We are at $488,127.30.  Thanks for all you have done to level this playing field.

Team Tinklenberg

Originally posted to Elwyn Tinklenberg on Fri Oct 17, 2008 at 11:11 PM PDT.

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