Date delivered: Oct. 8, 2016
Message type: mailer
Message tone: negative
About the message: Advance New Mexico Now is attacking former Democratic state Rep. Elizabeth Thomson as she tries to win back her state House seat. It's likely one of several mailers from Advance attacking Democrats for being "soft on crime, " apparently one of the motives for Gov. Susana Martinez to add several crime bills to the recent special legislative session.
About the messenger: Advance New Mexico Now is a state-level super PAC that takes unlimited donations and makes independent expenditures, mostly in legislative races. Advance employs the firm owned by Jay McCleskey, Gov. Susana Martinez's top political adviser.
The messenger's money: Western Refining Chairman Paul Foster, of El Paso, gave $150,000. Burnett Oil Chairwoman Anne Marion, of Texas, ETC Capital, a Michigan investment firm, and Devon Energy, of Oklahoma each gave $100,000.