Date delivered: Oct. 25, 2016
Message type: mailer
Message tone: negative
About the message: This is one of multiple mailers from super PAC Advance New Mexico Now falsely accusing Democratic Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto of employing a convicted sex offender. Ivey-Soto addressed such allegations in a letter to voters. 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.