Date delivered: Oct. 28, 2016
Message type: mailer
Message tone: negative
About the message: This Advance New Mexico Now mailer says Democratic Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto stopped an ethics reform bill, which would have created an independent ethics commission. He was among several senators, both Democrats and Republicans who favored killing the bill. While Ivey-Soto was once a registered lobbyist, lawmakers cannot work as lobbyists.
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.