Release: Viral “We Found Bigfoot” Ad To Air on TV ahead of Thursday Night Vikings Game

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Viral “We Found Bigfoot” Ad To Air on TV ahead of Thursday Night Vikings Game
Viewed over 1 million times, ad becomes first to air just once since 1990

With well over one million views online, accolades from national media outlets, and thousands of viewers calling it one of the best ads ever made, Phillips for Congress’s viral “We Found Bigfoot” online video is making its way to television. A 60-second version of the spot will air on TV during this Thursday’s Vikings vs. Rams pregame show.

In the two days following Bigfoot’s release online, Phillips for Congress raised over $86,000 and saw enormous support from individuals hoping to see the memorable ad run on TV.

“As Dean said, when they go low, we go hilarious,” said Zach Rodvold, Campaign Manager for Phillips for Congress. “So while the airwaves are crowded with dishonest attack ads — most of them targeting Dean as part of a coordinated smear campaign — Bigfoot uses a little humor to communicate a serious message. And it’s funny because it’s true: Erik Paulsen is the 6th-biggest taker of special-interest money in Congress and spends his time courting his donors while avoiding his constituents at all costs.”

Supporters of Phillips will be gathering for watch parties and Conversation Drives across the district, including a postcard-writing party at the Reflections Condominiums, 8161 33rd Ave. S. Bloomington, MN 55425. Press is welcome to attend between 6:30 and 7:30 PM. Bigfoot himself will be making special guest appearances, as well.

Some have compared “We Found Bigfoot” to Senator Paul Wellstone’s infamous “Looking for Rudy” ad, which played only twice on TV but garnered national attention and is still talked about to this day.

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