It turns out that the way to win a congressional race — or at the least score a lot of cash for your campaign — is to have an unhinged lunatic as your opponent.
The campaign of Elwyn Tinklenberg, the Democratic challenger against Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), tells Election Central that they’ve raised $650,000 online since her now-infamous McCarthyite appearance on Hardball. This is an astonishing number for a House race by any measure, and even more special in light of the fact that this is nearly twice his cash-on-hand at the end of September.
Is Michele Bachman available for other campaigns? Or kids’ parties?