I just got back from some of Sioux Falls’ TV stations, collecting ad buy information. I’ll have more on some unusual circumstances surrounding how Matt Varilek is paying for his commercial later today (after “100 Eyes” at 3 p.m. today).
In the meantime, I’ll share a tidbit I pulled out of those files: Public Utilities Commissioner Kristie Fiegen is launching a moderate television campaign.
KELO was still getting paperwork together for Fiegen’s buy, but I have her KSFY purchase. She’s starting tonight with one ad each during Wheel of Fortune and the KSFY 10 p.m. News, running a few ads per day through Oct. 14, then going off the air until Oct. 23. Starting then, she’ll run between three and six ads per day until the election.
All told Fiegen’s purchased 80 KSFY spots for a total net cost of around $10,000.
Fiegen’s fellow PUC commissioner Chris Nelson is also exploring an ad buy. I haven’t heard anything from Democrats Matt McGovern and Nick Nemec, or Libertarian Russell Clarke.