Date delivered: Oct. 25, 2016
Message type: mailer
Message tone: negative
About the message: This mailer from Advance New Mexico Now repeats the false allegation that Democratic Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto employs a convicted sex offender. It also alleges that Ivey-Soto voted to weaken laws dealing with child pornography, though it offers no evidence or reference for that claim. Ivey-Soto is being challenged by Republican Eric Burton.
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.