Messenger: Patriot Majority

Candidate: Sharon Stover

Contest: House District 43

Date delivered: Oct. 13, 2016

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Message type: mailer

Message tone: negative

About the message: This mailer from Patriot Majority New Mexico attacks Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover for refusing to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple in 2013. Stover's decision was overturned by a state district court judge. Ultimately, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, as did the U.S. Supreme Court. Stover is challenging Democratic Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard in House District 43.

About the messenger: Patriot Majority New Mexico is a super PAC that takes unlimited contributions and makes independent expenditures that aren's supposed to be coordinated with candidates or political parties. The group is an off-shoot of a national super PAC.

The messenger's money: In New Mexico, the group has received money from various labor unions and, most recently, from Everytown for Gun Safety, a group that advocates for stronger gun laws.

Click here for more details on Patriot Majority's money