Messenger: New Mexico Together

Candidate: Eric Burton

Contest: Senate District 15

Date delivered: Oct. 26, 2016

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Message type: mailer

Message tone: negative

About the message: This mailer from New Mexico Together tries to tie Republican Senate candidate Eric Burton to what it says are Republican education policies that underfund schools and encourage more testing of students. "Vote no on the failed Republican education plan," the flier reads, though it includes no information about Burton's position on education. He told the Albuquerque Journal that he opposes tying test scores to teacher evaluations, for instance.

About the messenger: New Mexico Together is a super PAC, taking unlimited donations to pay for independent spending, not coordinated with candidates or political parties. Such spending doesn't have to be reported in detail under New Mexico's campaign finance laws.

The messenger's money: New Mexico Together is primarily funded by teachers unions.

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