Date delivered: Oct. 27, 2016
Message type: mailer
Message tone: negative
About the message: This mailer from super PAC Advance New Mexico Now accuses Democratic Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto voted to protect his legislative pension instead of child abuse victims. It refers to Senate Bill 6 during the 2016 special legislative session, which Ivey-Soto voted in favor of and which doesn't address pensions for lawmakers. It's possible the flier refers to a vote on a failed amendment to the bill. Ivey-Soto is being challenged by Republican Diego Espinoza.
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.