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.
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.
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?
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?