Date delivered: Oct. 27, 2016
Message type: mailer
Message tone: negative
About the message: This mailer says that GOP Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes violated the law by not disclosing her husband's business dealings with the state. But the Secretary of State's office cleared Maestas Barnes after an investigation of an ethics complaint on the matter. She faces Democrat Ane Romero in House District 15.
About the messenger: Patriot Majority New Mexico is a super PAC that takes unlimited contributions and makes independent expenditures that aren's supposed to be coordinated with candidates or political parties. The group is an off-shoot of a national super PAC.
The messenger's money: In New Mexico, the group has received money from various labor unions and, most recently, from Everytown for Gun Safety, a group that advocates for stronger gun laws.