The phrase "game changer" is without a doubt a pretty overused term in politics, but this turn of events undoubtedly qualifies as one:
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.
In an update to that post, the Tinklenberg campaign confirms that they've bumped up that tally to $488K -- and at the rate they've been raising over at Actblue (they started off at just $3K before Bachmann unleashed her inner crazy), they almost certainly met their goal.
On top of all this, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will indeed be going up on the air in support of Tinklenberg shortly (SSP sources). It looks like things are shifting fast in this race -- Bachmann isn't even hitting 50% in her own internals.