Skip to comments.Minnesota has One of This Week’s Top 10 Ad Markets
Posted on 10/18/2012 9:00:32 AM PDT by tatown
Try to tell me Minnesota isnt in play when in a week with more than $58 million being spent on political ads, a Minnesota market cracks the top 10 in spending and no one mentions that?
Full credit to our commenter Adam for helping us with mid-western geography that inspired this post.
Minnesota has been showing up a lot on this blog that is restricted to only the Battlegrounds. But in the weekly top 10 ad buys post below, MSNBC mislabeled the following market as an Iowa market: Rochester-Mason City-Austin (Iowa). This market is three cities on the Minnesota/Iowa border. According to the broadcasting index, there are 6 major stations in this market and 4 are in Minnesota (ABC, NBC, FOX and PBS) and 2 are in Iowa (CBS and PBS):
(Excerpt) Read more at battlegroundwatch.com ...
So Romney now big in MN, WI, and MI.
Minnesota may be close but if Romney won it would be part of a big win.
While KTTC in Rochester (TTC =(Total Tri-state Coverage) serves rural areas of Iowa and western Wisconsin, Rochester is by far their biggest market and where they have highest viewership.
Agreed. I don’t think MN is in play. To get to certain areas of WI you must buy MN media. Probably the case with IA as well.
We’re getting pounded HARD on the radio here in Milwaukee.
Mainly American Crossroads at the moment but I expect the full court press by Romney now.
Not so sure about that. During the last election you couldn’t swing a dead cat around without hitting a dozen hussein yard signs. I have yet to see one around here this time.
Not sure I completely agree with you. The most recent poll for MN has it O-47%/R-43%. On top of this, R has a 13-point lead with Independents! Finally, even when including highly skewed polls such as PPP, Obama is still pulling less than 50% in the RCP average.
I think MN might be a bit more in play than you think.
I suggest LOTS of “border state” buys.
Keeps the other side guessing.
Wow, even I have always thought MN would likely hold for Obama. I viewed it as an exceptioni to my general rule that any state Obama got under 55% of the popular vote in 2008 he would lose. Didn’t think MN would stay Obama by huge margin, but figured it was safe.
Obviously if this report is true, this is even further indicator just how confident the Romney camp is and how damned weak Obama’s support is. To go into MN with such a large amount shows that either Romney thinks he can win it, or he wants to force Obama to spend resources to hold it. Either way, to make that play at all shows some pretty bold confidence that the race is buttoned up... and now its just about running up the scoreboard.
Fight like its neck and neck, GOTV as if your life depended on it..Lets not sit back and settle for a win.. lets make this the most HUMILIATING repudiation of an administration in history! Let’s make this so bad for Obama, that just mentioning his name will make even the most die hard liberal blush with embarrassment.
But . . . but. . . . but . . . Romney ran a bad campaign. He wasn’t “carpetbombing” Obama. He should be up 75.
Yup, something must be up. I saw a Walz (D) and a Klobachar (D) ad last night. Hoping Romney will have big coattails.
I don’t think MN will go Romney. This state however is turning a lighter shade of blue. If not for the inner cities and Duluth we’d be a red state.
I am seeing more and more conservative people coming out of hiding though. We are finding there are more of us than we once thought.
Obama has Mark Ritchie. The same idiot that gave our senate seat to Al. If Romney wins by a little tiny bit Mark will be sure to fix the error.
Tons of money is going into political ads in MN but hardly any of that is for Presidential ads. I’m not seeing any.
The anti-anti-gay marriage amendment people are deluging the state with ads. They are uniformly condescending and insulting. Sincere white scandinavian types earnestly admit they are good Christians but that “it’s ok” to vote against the amendment.
my fave ad is the Korea war vet basically saying he and his buddies were fighting for gay marriage in the war.
I think a few vets might disagree.
Wow. Haven’t seen that one.
My fav is the one with the earnest white couple telling us how their young daughter “taught” them that gay marriage was ok.
Maybe he will withdraw from Ohio.
Wow, 58 Million in Minnesota? WTF?
I Concur: http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&q=rochester,+mn&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x87f75f4ba35f2c4b:0xf0951c175661c63d,Rochester,+MN&gl=us&sa=X&ei=vWuAUO73E4XM2gWa0oCADg&ved=0CHcQtgM