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

  • Mark Dayton does not know how money is created and he doesn’t know how it comes into circulation.

    He thinks the tooth fairy bring us all the money we have. Yikes! What a sad case he is.

    That’s why he doesn’t understand “The Davis Money Plan” which is designed to rescue Minnesota.

    For the people,

    Leslie Davis for Governor 2010

    http://www.LeslieDavis.org

    612/522-9433

  • Gee, Mr. Davis, Mark Dayton sure seems a lot more credible to me than you do. I hear about your Leslie Davis Money Plan and have been hearing about it for quite some time now, but I still have no clue as to what it is. I’ll take Mark Dayton’s ideas over yours anytime.