Tapio Television Ad a Study in Contrasts: ‘Not a Politician’

The first television ad of the 2016 Congressional race in South Dakota contrasts Neal Tapio’s blue collar pathway to success and business savvy with career political resumes of his two GOP rivals.

With President Donald Trump featured prominently in the ad repeating a phrase that was heard often on the 2016 campaign trail, “I’m not a politician,” Neal Tapio, who served as Trump’s campaign director in South Dakota flexes his blue collar sensibilities and clearly embraces the populist message that the Trump team rode to victory last year.