The National Republican Congressional Committee has canceled the TV ads it scheduled on Bachmann’s behalf at KSTP, WCCO, Fox 9 and KARE-11. The committee canceled this week’s ads before Bachmann made her controversial comments on Hardball. NRCC officials canceled next week’s buy on Monday but it isn’t clear if Bachmann’s comments prompted the cancellation or the money was needed in a more competitive House seat.
For her part, Bachmann is scheduled to spent more than $600 thousand on ads in the final weeks of the campaign. An official with one TV station said Bachmann and her DFL challenger, Elwyn Tinklenberg, are both continuing to reserve more ad time for the final days of the campaign. Tinklenberg’s ad starting running on Tuesday night.