Obama also buying Minnesota time

President Obama's campaign has bought air time in Minnesota -- $511,000 on broadcast in Minneapolis for 12 days, according to a Republican source. 

The buy follows a small one from Mitt Romney's campaign in the same market -- only $30,000. 

Twin Cities stations air in western Wisconsin, which is where Obama's team says the 60-second spot is being aimed.

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.
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