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With ‘good cop, bad cop’ approach, DFL and Alliance launch two ads

As in good cop, bad cop, the DFL and the Alliance for a Better Minnesota each released TV commercials today with distinctly different tones. 

The DFL’s first ad backing candidate Mark Dayton evokes the “good old days” of Minnesota prosperity, emphasizing top-flight education and jobs.

The Alliance ad does what this independent-expenditure group has been doing all campaign: define Dayton’s opponents, Tom Emmer and Tom Horner, as pals of corporations and engaged in a “shell game,” linking them to Gov. Tim Pawlenty.

The ad concludes with the pithy tag line: “No matter which Tom you pick, you still end up with Tim.”

The Alliance said the ad will run for 12 days and cost about $600,000 to air statewide.

Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Sue Halligan on 10/09/2010 - 06:20 pm.

    Wow! I saw the Dayton ad and thought it was good, but that Alliance ad is great! Why haven’t I seen it? Love the final punch line!

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