Date delivered: Oct. 19, 2016
Message type: mailer
Message tone: negative
About the message: This mailer from Conservation Voters New Mexico's Verde Voters PAC accuses Republican Christina Hall of being funded by "big oil." Hall has received money from Devon Energy, Chevron, Occidental Petroleum and others. Hall faces former Democratic state Rep. Elizabeth Thomson for an open seat in New Mexico House District 24 in Albuquerque.
About the messenger: Verde Voters PAC is affiliated with Conservation Voters New Mexico, a nonprofit, and supports candidates endorsed by Conservation Voters New Mexico Action Fund. CVNM is the state affiliate of the League of Conservation Voters.
The messenger's money: Most of the group's money comes from the national League of Conservation Voters, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, and Conservation Voters New Mexico, the nonprofit affiliated with the PAC. ProgressNow New Mexico is also a large donor. Such "social welfare" groups may spend up to half their money on politics, and they aren't required to reveal their donors.