Update: Limited Air Time for Anti-Meehan Ad
By Meghan Schiller and Keegan Gibson
Yesterday, Accountability PA announced that it would air a television ad criticizing Rep. Pat Meehan for his vote in favor of Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget.
Spokesman Bob Finkelstein did not name a specific cost of the ad buy, but said it would air often enough to “get our point across.”
It appears the ad buy will be relatively light, according to a Meehan aide.
The group bought $5,000 of airtime on Comcast Cable (on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, and the Travel Channel) and $400 of air time on WPVI 6. No orders were placed on CBS3/KYW as of this afternoon.
NBC 10 turned down the 30 second ad, refusing to air it during this Sunday’s segment of Meet the Press.
PoliticsPA has confirmed these numbers, as well as the fact that NBC 10 turned down the spot. The sales representative was not available and the station did not otherwise offer an explanation for its decision, either to PoliticsPA or to Accountability PA.
Geoff Middleberg contributed to this report.