Date delivered: Oct. 27, 2016
Message type: mailer
Message tone: negative
About the message: This mailer from Verde Voters PAC accuses Republican Senate candidate Cecelia Levatino of rejecting climate change research. Levatino is challenging Democratic Sen. William Soules.
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.