Date delivered: Oct. 23, 2016
Message type: tv ad
Message tone: negative
About the message: This ad criticizing Democratic Senate Majority Leader is running on Albuquerque TV stations at a cost of more than $230,000. Super PAC Advance New Mexico Now created the ad, which claims Sanchez hasn't done enough to fight crime. Sanchez is airing his own positive ads.
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.