Elwyn Tinklenberg's Campaign In Trouble
From the National Journal's Hotline:
-- Elwyn Tinklenberg (D), who led fundraising last quarter, raised the least ($65K) among major-party contenders in MN 06. '04 nominee Patty Wetterling's (D) entrance is partly to blame for drying up his coffers. She raised $220K this quarter and now leads him with $168K CoH.
DFL Leaning MN Publius, which endorsed Elwyn Tinklenberg concurs:
Things are looking interesting in the 6th district as the Q1 2006 fundraising numbers have been released. Here's the cash-on-hand round up:
Jim Knoblach: $328,000
Phil Krinkie: $255,000
Michele Bachmann: $196,000
Patty Wetterling: $168,000
Elwyn Tinklenberg: $146,000
Yep, doesn't look so great anymore.
Andy from Residual Forces mentions a Jim Knoblach press release.
Democrats - Total, Cash On Hand, Debts Owed
El Tinklenberg - $368,093, $145,580, $0
Patty Wetterling - $197,406, $168,402, $0
No big news here, other than the fact that Tinklenberg has also spent $200,000 and he is barely visible compared to the Republicans.
I guess this is what is sticking in the craw of the MN Publius bloggers.