AFP spends more than $465,000 on MN airtime

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.

  • Jamie

    They don’t have to comment. All they care about is getting un-thinking media like MPR to post their ad and get it aired again for free!

    There is no reason why you needed to post a link to this ad, except maybe to support this group in its campaign of lies.

  • Ralph Crammedin

    Remember this campaign ad [link] that that (sic) aired in early August?

    Excellent teaser, Catharine (except for the grammar check). Bet that link got beaucoup hits. Can I get my ads linked like that? What do you charge for that service?

  • Gerry

    I think that NPR or MPR should do more about this ad buy. I think most people don’t know about the Koch Brothers and their influence on our electoral process. Where is the reporting on who Americans For Prosperity are?