Messenger: GOAL WestPAC

Candidate: Elizabeth L. Thomson

Contest: House District 24

Date delivered: Nov. 1, 2016

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Message type: mailer

Message tone: negative

About the message: This mailer accuses former Democratic Rep. Liz Thomson of refusing to require sex offenders to register in New Mexico. It says Thomson voted against requiring sex offenders convicted in other countries to register in New Mexico. But the bill referred to, House Bill 48 in 2013, didn't get a final vote on the House floor. Thomson is running against Republican Christina Hall for an open seat.

About the messenger: GOAL WestPAC is a federal super PAC, which may take unlimited contributions to pay for independent spending that isn't coordinated with candidates or political parties. The PAC is based in Texas and its treasurer is Philip Pearce, brother of New Mexico U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, a Republican. But much of the group's money comes from New Mexico.

The messenger's money: Big donors include Mack Energy, Strata Production, Strata's president, Mark Murphy, Nancy Brantley and others from eastern New Mexico.

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