I-P Senate candidate Dean Barkley’s first ad will start running this week. The campaign wouldn’t release the ad buy but a local TV official says the total buy is $50,000 in the Twin Cities. The ads will run on WCCO ($22,000), KMSP ($15,200), KARE ($4500), KSTP ($5375). I’m told Barkley’s buyer is also looking to spend more money and requested weekend contact information for stations in Minneapolis, Rochester and Duluth.
Here’s the ad.
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