Date delivered: Oct. 26, 2016
Message type: mailer
Message tone: negative
About the message: This Advance New Mexico Now mailer criticizes Democratic Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez of failing to listen to the families of crime victims. It's part of a larger campaign by the super PAC to defeat Sanchez. He's being challenged by Republican Greg Baca.
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.