A look at where the candidates are buying time

Two of the candidates for governor are buying TV ad time at a rapid clip. Democrat Mark Dayton released an ad this morning that will start running on Tuesday. A look at Dayton’s ad purchases at Twin Cities TV stations show Dayton spent at least $352,215. His campaign manager said the ad buy will be higher but the paperwork at some of the stations hasn’t been processed yet.

Democrat Matt Entenza has spent $711,085 on ads between April 28th and June 14th. It appears that Entenza has been purchasing ads on a week to week basis.

Democrat Margaret Anderson Kelliher has not bought any ad time to date at Twin Cities TV stations. Her campaign spokesperson said they’re scheduled to shoot a commercial and it will air after July 4th.

Here are the specifics from the TV stations:

Mark Dayton for Governor

KSTP-TV

6/15 – 6/21 24 spots at a cost of $28,420

6/22 – 6/28 26 spots at a cost of $22,470

Total time bought through June 14th: $50,890

KSTC-TV

6/15 – 6/21 Six spots bought at a cost of $1290

6/22 – 6/28 Five spots bought at a cost of $1210

Total time bought through June 15th: $2500

WCCO-TV

6/15 – 6/21 14 spots bought at a cost of $20,000

6/22 – 6/28 15 spots bought at a cost of $16,500

Total time bought through June 15th: $36,500

KARE-TV

6/15 – 6/21 23 spots at a cost of $37,500

6/22 – 6/28 20 spots at a cost of $28,900

6/29 – 7/5 32 spots at a cost of $19,125

7/6 – 7/12 28 spots at a cost of $15,125

7/13 – 7/19 40 spots at a cost of $27,625

7/20 – 7/26 41 spots at a cost of $26,275

7/27 – 8/2 73 spots at a cost of $44,000

8/3 – 8/9 79 spots at a cost of $40,525

Total time (as of 6/10): $239,075

WFTC-TV

6/15 – 6/21 3 spots at a cost of $2400

6/22 – 6/28 1 spot at a cost of $1000

Total spent (as of 6/10) $3400

KMSP-TV

6/15 – 6/21 14 spots at a cost of $12,950

6/22 – 6/28 9 spots at a cost of $6900

Total spent (as of 6/10) $19,850

Matt Entenza for Governor

KSTP-TV

4/27 – 5/3 42 spots at a cost of $16,850

5/4 – 5/10 – 42 spots at a cost of $17.590

5/11 – 5/17 48 spots at a cost of $21,160

5/18 – 5/24 47 spots at a cost of $22,815

5/25 – 5/31 44 spots at a cost of $26,045

6/1 – 6/7 44 spots at a cost of $26,295

6/8 – 6/14 41 spots at cost of $24,140

Total spent (as of June 14th) $154,895

KSTC-TV

4/27 – 5/3 5 spots at a cost of $435

5/4 – 5/10 5 spots at a cost of $435

5/11 – 5/17 5 spots at a cost of $435

5/18 – 5/24 6 spots at a cost of $585

5/25 – 5/31 5 spots at cost of $435

6/1 – 6/7 5 spots at a cost of $575

6/8 – 6/14 4 spots at a cost of $390

Total spent (as of June 19th) $3,290

WCCO-TV

4/27 – 5/3 42 spots at a cost of $30,975

5/4 – 5/10 – 35 spots at a cost of $25,675

5/11 – 5/17 37 spots at a cost of $28,925

5/18 – 5/24 37 spots at a cost of $29,275

5/25 – 5/31 40 spots at a cost of $31,125

6/1 – 6/7 31 spots at a cost of $30,525

6/8 – 6/14 25 spots at a cost of $28,225

Total spent (as of 6/14) – $204,725

KARE-TV

4/27 – 5/3 34 spots at a cost of $39,200

5/4 – 5/10 30 at a cost of $37,650

5/11 – 5/17 29 spots at a cost of $32,850

5/18 – 5/24 25 spots at a cost of $31,550

5/25 – 5/31 25 spots at a cost of $33,350

6/1 – 6/7 28 spots at a cost of $35,425

6/8 – 6/14 31 spots at a cost of $36,550

Total spent (as of 6/10) $246,575

WFTC-TV

4/28 – 5/3 3 spots at a cost of $1500

5/4 – 5/9 3 spots at a cost of $1500

5/11 – 5/17 2 spots at a cost of $1000

5/18 – 5/24 2 spots at a cost of $875

5/25 – 5/31 3 spots a a cost of $1700

6/1 – 6/7 1 spot at a cost of $2200

Total spent (as of 6/10) $8775

KMSP-TV

4/27 – 5/3 20 spots at a cost of $11,500

5/4 – 5/10 29 spots at a cost of $15,675

5/11 – 5/17 26 spots at a cost of $14,225

5/18 – 5/24 22 spots at a cost of $14,850

5/25 – 6/7 23 spots at a cost of $13,325

6/1 – 6/7 16 spots at a cost of $8450

6/8 – 6/14 28 spots at a cost of $14,800

Total spent (as of 6/10) $92,825