Date delivered: Oct. 26, 2016
Message type: mailer
Message tone: negative
About the message: This mailer from Verde Voters says GOP Rep. Terry McMillan received $44,000 from oil and gas companies and would support fracking. McMillan is being challenged by Democrat Joanne Ferrary.
About the messenger: Verde Voters PAC is affiliated with Conservation Voters New Mexico, a nonprofit, and supports candidates endorsed by Conservation Voters New Mexico Action Fund. CVNM is the state affiliate of the League of Conservation Voters.
The messenger's money: Most of the group's money comes from the national League of Conservation Voters, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, and Conservation Voters New Mexico, the nonprofit affiliated with the PAC. ProgressNow New Mexico is also a large donor. Such "social welfare" groups may spend up to half their money on politics, and they aren't required to reveal their donors.