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Buying Time 2016 – Kansas

This page features campaign advertisements from Kansas’ 2016 state supreme court elections.

Published: May 30, 2017

On Novem­ber 8th, five seats were up for a reten­tion elec­tion on the state supreme court. In Kansas, justices are initially appoin­ted to six year terms. Justices then run in up-or-down reten­tion elec­tions for subsequent terms. All five incum­bents, Chief Justice Lawton Nuss, Justice Carol Beier, Justice Dan Biles, Justice Mary Luck­ert, and Justice Caleb Stegall, were retained.

The Bren­nan Center used multiple sources for spend­ing inform­a­tion, which showed the follow­ing: 

Kantar Media/CMAG: Estim­ated Total Spend­ing: $2,041,220*

  • Estim­ated Spend­ing by Kansans for Fair Courts: $971,760
  • Estim­ated Spend­ing by Kansans for Justice: $1,069,460

*Spend­ing estim­ates last updated on May 30, 2017

FCC Contracts: Recor­ded TV Contracts: $653,058*

  • Recor­ded ad buys for Kansans for Fair Courts: $271,476
  • Recor­ded ad buys for Kansans for Justice: $381,582

*Recor­ded ad buys last updated Novem­ber 2, 2016.

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Advert­ise­ments


Novem­ber 4 – Flat Out Lie 2

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In this ad says “false claims have been made about the supreme court and crime.”

Spon­sor: Kansans for Fair Courts

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $52,380


Octo­ber 31 – Send a Message

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In this ad says this cause has “noth­ing to do with any polit­ical parties or politi­cians.”

Spon­sor: Kansans for Justice

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $383,870


Octo­ber 24 – Stand With Victims

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In this ad says the Kansas Supreme Court “repeatedly pervert the law.” 

Spon­sor: Kansans for Justice

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $389,000


Octo­ber 19 – Flat Out Lie

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In this ad  says the claims about the Carr Broth­ers are part of a power grab by Governor Brown­back.

Spon­sor: Kansans for Fair Courts

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $375,790


Octo­ber 18 – Out of Control

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In this ad, the former Sedwick County Under­sh­er­rif says “the Kansas Supreme Court has done enough to these victims’ famil­ies.”

Spon­sor: Kansans for Justice

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $278,080


Octo­ber 18 – Out of Control 15

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This ad says the Kansas Supreme Court “over­turned the Carr Brother’s death sentence on a tech­nic­al­ity.”

Spon­sor: Kansans for Justice

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $18,510


Octo­ber 17 – Brown­back Clones

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Spon­sor: Kansans for Fair Courts

Estim­ated Spend­ing (Kantar Media/CMAG): $543,590


News


Erik Eckholm, Outraged by Kansas Justices’ Rulings, Repub­lic­ans Seek to Reshape Court, The New York Times, April 1, 2016. 


Meth­od­o­logy


Data on ad airings and spend­ing on ads are calcu­lated and prepared by Kantar Media/CMAG, which captures satel­lite data in the nation’s largest media markets. CMAG’s estim­ates do not reflect ad agency commis­sions or the costs of produ­cing advert­ise­ments, nor do they reflect the cost of ad buys on local cable chan­nels. Cost estim­ates are revised by Kantar Media/CMAG when it receives updated data, result­ing in some fluc­tu­ations in the repor­ted ad spend­ing.

Data on spend­ing on ads was also compiled from ad purchase contracts posted by the FCC and from state disclos­ure data­bases when avail­able.