Messenger: New Mexico GOP

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 is one of several attacks on Democratic House candidate and former Rep. Liz Thomson claiming she voted to give herself a pension instead of funding programs for abused children.

Unlike others, this cites a specific bill, House Bill 67 in the 2014 session, which did not pass the House. The mailer refers to an amendment to the bill on teacher pay that would have cut pensions for legislators and increased training for educators in child abuse detection, among other things. A legislative analysis noted that the state Constitution prohibits floor amendments that substantially change the original purpose of a bill.

Thomson's name is misspelled in this mailer.

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