Bachmann’s Minnesota Race a Gift That Keeps on Giving — to Democrats

Posted April 21, 2009 at 12:09pm
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Who was the biggest donor to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in March, transferring $250,000 to the House Democrats’ campaign arm from a candidate committee?

Speaker Nancy Pelosi ? Nope. Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer ? Another nice try, but wrong again.  

The answer is actually someone who doesn’t even serve in Congress: Elwyn Tinklenberg, a Minnesota Democrat who fell short in his bid last year to represent the 6th District north and east of the Twin Cities. His campaign committee, Tinklenberg for Congress, gave the quarter-million to the DCCC in two $125,000 installments, according to a campaign finance report the DCCC filed Monday.