Elwyn Tinklenberg

Elwyn Tinklenberg
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Election Coverage from MPR

Michele Bachmann is expected to formally kick-off her bid for the White House on Monday in Iowa, but she'll do so without having established the presence needed in the state to woo key activists. (06/22/2011)
President-elect Barack Obama didn't just win Minnesota's electoral votes last week; he also won the kids' vote. (11/12/2008)
Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has survived a nearly disasterous political misstep to win re-election in Minnesota's 6th district. (11/05/2008)
Polls show the race in Minnesota's 6th congressional district is a toss up, and both front runners were busy Monday trying to win over any undecided voters. (11/03/2008)
Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann juggled official business and her re-election campaign in St. Cloud on Saturday, while Democrat Elwyn Tinklenberg rallied student volunteers across town before heading out to knock on doors. (11/01/2008)
Sixth District Rep. Michele Bachmann says voters are not interested in her "anti-American" comments about Barack Obama and liberal members of Congress. Bachmann tried to set aside the lingering controversy today during a final debate with her Democratic challenger Elwyn Tinklenberg. (10/30/2008)
With less than a week to go before Election Day, 6th Congressional District candidates Republican incumbent Michele Bachmann and challenger El Tinklenberg stop by the Midday studio for a debate. (Midday, 10/30/2008)
Rep. Michele Bachmann uses a TV commercial and a new web site to accuse Democrat El Tinklenberg of breaking the law. But there's no indication Tinklenberg broke any laws. (10/30/2008)
Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann is taking a softer tone in a new TV ad after a week of hard knocks for questioning Barack Obama's views on America. (10/24/2008)
A new MPR News-University of Minnesota poll shows voter concerns over Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's recent comments have put her re-election bid into a statistical dead heat. (10/24/2008)

Candidate snapshot

Party: DFL


Date of Birth: 03/26/1950

Place of Birth: Princeton, Minn.

Education: BA, University of Minnesota-Duluth;
Seminary at Northwestern University

Positions Held: Mayor of Blaine, 1987-1996;
Commissioner of Transportation, 1999-2002

Business/Professional Experience: Minister, United Methodist Church, Blaine;
President of The Tinklenberg Group

Religion: United Methodist



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