Date delivered: Oct. 19, 2016
Message type: mailer
Message tone: negative
About the message: This is one of two recent Advance New Mexico Now mailers attacking former Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Thomson, who is running against Republican Christina Hall for an open seat. It says Thomson voted against requiring sex offenders convicted in other countries to register in New Mexico. But the bill referred to, House Bill 48 in 2013, didn't get a vote on the House floor.
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.