An eagle-eyed reporter for the Minnesota Independent notes that Rep. Michele BachmannMichele Marie BachmannPawlenty opts out of Senate run in Minnesota US ambassador repeated debunked claim that Abedin has 'egregious' ties to Muslim Brotherhood Bachmann considering running for Franken's seat MORE's (R-Minn.) 2008 opponent, El Tinklenberg (D), donated $250,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) last month.