Messenger: New Mexico Together

Candidate: Ted Barela

Contest: Senate District 39

Date delivered: Oct. 26, 2016

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Message type: mailer

Message tone: negative

About the message: This mailer from super PAC New Mexico Together criticizes GOP Sen. Ted Barela for his leadership as mayor of the city of Estancia, which has been criticized by the state auditor's office. Barela is being challenged by Santa Fe County Commissioner Liz Stefanics.

About the messenger: New Mexico Together is a super PAC, taking unlimited donations to pay for independent spending, not coordinated with candidates or political parties. Such spending doesn't have to be reported in detail under New Mexico's campaign finance laws.

The messenger's money: New Mexico Together is primarily funded by teachers unions.

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