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Romney places TV ads in Minnesota
wjac tv ^ | 10/25/2012 07:47:55 PM PDT | STEVE PEOPLES

Posted on 10/25/2012 8:29:09 PM PDT by Red Steel

DEFIANCE, Ohio (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney is placing television ads in Minnesota, a move that pushes his presidential campaign into a state Democrats have held for more than three decades.

Republicans and Democrats who track campaign spending confirmed late Thursday that Romney will begin running ads in Minnesota over the weekend. The investment is described as a small buy that Democrats suggest is simply intended to generate media coverage and force President Barack Obama's campaign to invest there as well.

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1 posted on 10/25/2012 8:29:12 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Western WI gets hit then too.


2 posted on 10/25/2012 8:37:11 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Red Steel

I wonder which markets. Rochester would likely mean advertising aimed at Wisconsin and/or Iowa. Minneapolis is such a large market, though it would carry over into Wisconsin. Same with Duluth.


3 posted on 10/25/2012 8:37:44 PM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: Red Steel

Bring it Romney!!!! Press the advantage!


4 posted on 10/25/2012 8:39:14 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Red Steel

I’ve seen some Romney ads being broadcast here in the Twin Cities. I was kinda surprised at first but then it occurred to me that our media market extends well into western Wisconsin.

There are some population-heavy counties (particularly along the Mn-Wi border) that Romney needs to do well in if he has a chance at winning Wisconsin. Romney is performing better than expected here in Minnesota - but I think these ads are aimed more at Wisconsin than us.


5 posted on 10/25/2012 8:40:07 PM PDT by MplsSteve (General Mills is pro-gay marriage! Boycott their products!)
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To: Red Steel

Cool! I was hoping they would do this. If Romney is ahead by 3% nationally, Minnesota should be in play.


6 posted on 10/25/2012 8:46:35 PM PDT by TomEwall
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To: Red Steel


GO ROMNEY/RYAN!!!

7 posted on 10/25/2012 8:49:25 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Red Steel

Take Wisconsin and then Ohio becomes gravy.

Take Minnesota and we are looking at a landslide.


8 posted on 10/25/2012 8:50:05 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: Numbers Guy

Mpls-StP advertising hits St Cloud too. Central Minnesota is already a conservative part of the state. We are part of Michele Bachman’s the District.

I know Romney will carry Benton, Stearns, and Sherburne counties. Hopefully advertising will increase the Romney/Ryan vote here. Additionally, it will give the GOP in MN a bit of encouragement. We took control of both Houses of our legislature in 2010. We need some help from the national GOP too. I am happy to hear that we will be seeing some GOP ads here in MN. It is a bit disheartening to always hear about Ohio all the time.

On Tuesday evening I was at a GOP fundraiser and the speculation is that R/R will carry the 8th congressional district. I’m not sure I agree. But, this is the district that has Duluth, and the iron miners. It is historically liberal, but pro-life. When Chip Cravaack defeated Jim Oberstar in 2010, it was a seismic political event here in MN!!!! The miners are ethnic voters being mostly Croatians, Italians, and some Finns. They are pro-lifers. We shall see if their disappointment with the Democratic party’s pandering to the environmentalists is reflected in their votes.

The last poll I saw on MN had Obama ahead of R/R by only 4 points, and I see Karl Rove has moved MN from Obama to “leans Obama”.

Go Romney/Ryan!


9 posted on 10/25/2012 8:52:37 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: Red Steel
wonder why Romney isn't running ads in California. I was driving to work today, and it suddenly struck me that California is completely dead to Obama. Four years ago the drive to work in the morning was a sea of Obama sunset bumper stickers. Before that it was all John Kerry. This year I don't think I have seen a single Obama sticker.

Not that there are a lot of Romney stickers, but I did notice a young woman in a pick-up with a Romney bumper sticker, for whom I had an immediate crush.

I even work at a major university, with a bunch of socialists and liberal students, and I haven't heard a peep about about Obama. Again, four years ago that was TOTALLY different. I guess with Shepard Fairey in jail, or on probation (or whatever) and schools being hammered economically for four years now, there isn't a lot of enthusiasm left anymore.

It would be nice to see just one Romney ad on TV just to feel like my vote is going to count.

10 posted on 10/25/2012 8:54:02 PM PDT by manx
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To: Red Steel
I wish he would run some in California all I see is Obama commercials here and I also saw a Diane Feinstein ad which I thought was pretty odd I have never seen an ad for her before and I have lived here for a very long time.
11 posted on 10/25/2012 8:54:22 PM PDT by funfan
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To: MNlurker

I wish he’d put some ads up in Philadelphia. I really thought after he spoke at Valley Forge a few weeks back that he was going to start advertising here. His PA internal polling must be abysmal for him to be ignoring this state. I have trouble accepting that.


12 posted on 10/25/2012 8:59:02 PM PDT by old and tired
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To: Gumdrop

I would bet R and R will carry Anoka county and perhaps Washington as well.


13 posted on 10/25/2012 9:04:33 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: funfan

I live in SoCal and have been seeing the annoying as hell Obama ads too..also been seeing the Ads for Rat Face Waxman and his opponent Bloomfield..who I am not a fan of since he’s Pro Choice but to get rid of Waxman I’d vote for a turd


14 posted on 10/25/2012 9:05:19 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Don’t you find it odd that Waxman, Obama and Feinstein are all running ads in California?


15 posted on 10/25/2012 9:29:19 PM PDT by funfan
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To: funfan

Yeah I think it’s weird..but I saw a Rasmussen poll today showing Obama up 12 in California, yet he’s still running ads here..very strange indeed..what’s worse is having to see Rat face on TV with his ad..YUCK


16 posted on 10/25/2012 9:32:20 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Red Steel

Good news - not only that he feels the ads may be helpful, but the fact he has the cash to put into them. Until the election, I’m a certifiable schizoid - feeling good that Zero may be gone and scared to death that Zero will be there next year...


17 posted on 10/26/2012 3:43:04 AM PDT by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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18 posted on 10/26/2012 7:34:22 AM PDT by MplsSteve (General Mills is pro-gay marriage! Boycott their products!)
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To: Red Steel

I read last week that Minnesota is coming into play


19 posted on 10/26/2012 8:11:40 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Red Steel

Shocker Nov 6 2012 – Heavy rains keep voters away in Twin Cities, Romney takes Minnesota


20 posted on 10/26/2012 8:14:56 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Red Steel

Thanks for posting, but the information is useless without knowing where the ad buy is. If this is out of Rochester or Duluth it’s almost certainly part of the ongoing effort to take Wisconsin. If it’s out of the Twin Cities, this is either a stunt or a huge sign of a landslide.

BTW, Obama shifted his ad buys from North Carolina to Rochester weeks ago. He’s on defense in Iowa and Wisconsin...and the fact Obama will be in Green Bay on Tuesday means they are really in trouble, because they won WI by over 15 last time.


21 posted on 10/26/2012 8:56:59 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Reagan @ only 39/Mondale +5/Dukakis +17/McCain +3...panic is unwarranted. So is complacency.)
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To: Red Steel

Many are unaware of this, but Minneapolis’s television market is in the top five markets of the nation. There reach is amazing when you consider it’s the biggest metropolitan area east of Chicago. You need to go to Denver to get another one as far reaching as Minneapolis’s TV market area.

That is why the NFL wanted to make sure the Vikings never left Minnesota. Dirty little secret that the NFL kept very quiet about was that if the Vikings and the state had not made a deal, the NFL was prepared to step in and keep them there at all cost.

So it makes perfect sense that Romney would buy time in Minnesota.


22 posted on 10/26/2012 9:10:12 AM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: Java4Jay

Shocker Nov 6 2012 – Heavy SNOW keep voters away in Twin Cities, Romney takes Minnesota


Fixed it for ya. it will likely be cold enough to snow.


23 posted on 10/26/2012 9:32:22 AM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: OneVike

You mean west of Chicago right?


24 posted on 10/26/2012 9:35:34 AM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: OneVike

Minneapolis - St. Paul is the number 15 television market in the nation. The top five are New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Dallas-Fort Worth.

And Minneapolis is northwest of Chicago.


25 posted on 10/26/2012 9:39:27 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: cableguymn

yes, thanks.

Sometimes my brain gets stuck on stupid, and it’s been doing things like that all day.


26 posted on 10/26/2012 3:56:32 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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