Messenger: Advance New Mexico Now

Candidate: Michael Sanchez

Contest: Senate District 29

Date delivered: Nov. 1, 2016

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Message type: tv ad

Message tone: negative

About the message: This 30-second TV ad criticizes Democratic Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez for not being tough on crime. It is similar to two radio spots Advance is running attacking Sanchez, which Sanchez has disputed. Advance is spending at least $313,000 on TV ads attacking Sanchez.

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.

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