Remember this campaign ad that aired in early August?
As it turns out, Americans for Prosperity, the conservative group behind the spot, has spent at least $465,000 on broadcasting it in Minnesota, according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission and initially reported by the Sunlight Foundation.
The spot was part of a massive buy recently launched in August by Americans for Prosperity, a group founded by major Republican donors Charles and David Koch that supports small government and lower taxes.
AFP’s media blitz includes a handful of states, including Minnesota, and the group has pledged to spend $27 million total on a series of advertisements.
Typically, AFP does not have to report to the FEC where it is buying ads.
An AFP spokesman was not immediately available for comment.