Date delivered: Oct. 27, 2016
Message type: mailer
Message tone: negative
About the message: This mailer from super PAC Advance New Mexico Now says newspapers blasted Democratic Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto for "killing ethics reform." Ivey-Soto did disagree with the sponsor of a bill to create an independent ethics commission, leading to the measure's death in 2016. He 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.