Had a reader send me this one that popped up in his facebook feed:
What you’re seeing is a promoted (i.e., paid) post coming from the South Dakota for Donald Trump Facebook page noting that Congressional candidate Neal Tapio’s facebook page is live.
If you dig further into the page, there is a note which gives indication that – at least in the past – Tapio has at least some control over what’s posted on this Facebook page:
The Facebook group in question has been completely dormant since November 2016 and through all of 2017, until a few days ago when the above post was made.
Clearly, the ad is being placed out there to give the impression that the Trump campaign has a connection with the Tapio campaign. And while Neal did work with the campaign in 2016, there’s been no indication of an endorsement in the Congressional race yet.
What do you think? Is this a shrewd campaign tactic as Tapio attempts to gain the upper hand in a congressional race that’s approaching all too fast?