Date delivered: Oct. 31, 2016
Message type: mailer
Message tone: negative
About the message: This mailer from super PAC Patriot Majority New Mexico is titled "The Nate Gentry Crimes." But Gentry hasn't been convicted of any crimes. Here's what he told the Albuquerque Journal: "Sixteen years ago, I was involved in an altercation in Washington, D.C. That case was dismissed. Fourteen years ago, I was charged with DWI and related traffic offenses in New Mexico. All charges were dismissed. Later that year, I was detained as a student in Guanajuato, Mexico, for having a small amount of marijuana. I was never charged with a crime. In 2012, I was elk hunting with a valid tag for an anterless elk and shot an elk with barely visible antlers. I reported the incident to authorities and was issued a citation, which was later dismissed. Over the years, I have received driving and traffic citations and pled guilty for missing a court appearance."
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.