Messenger: GOAL WestPAC

Candidate: Nathan Small

Contest: House District 36

Date delivered: Oct. 22, 2016

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Message type: mailer

Message tone: negative

About the message: This mailer from GOAL WestPAC says Democratic House candidate Nathan Small "will not bring cop killers to justice" because he opposes reinstating the death penalty. It is one of several using the death penalty as a political issue during the campaign. Small is challenging GOP Rep. Andy Nunez.

About the messenger: GOAL WestPAC is a federal super PAC, which may take unlimited contributions to pay for independent spending that isn't coordinated with candidates or political parties. The PAC is based in Texas and its treasurer is Philip Pearce, brother of New Mexico U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, a Republican. But much of the group's money comes from New Mexico.

The messenger's money: Big donors include Mack Energy, Strata Production, Strata's president, Mark Murphy, Nancy Brantley and others from eastern New Mexico.

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