Date delivered: Nov. 3, 2016
Message type: mailer
Message tone: negative
About the message: This mailer criticizes Democratic House candidate Liz Thomson for opposing reinstatement of the death penalty in instances of murder of a child. It's a common theme in GOP mailers this fall. Thomson faces Republican Christina Hall for this open seat.
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.