Messenger: Advance New Mexico Now

Candidate: J Scott Chandler

Contest: House District 32

Date delivered: June 3, 2016

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Message type: mailer

Message tone: negative

About the message: Advance New Mexico Now sent mailers opposing Chandler in the final days of the Republican primary campaign, with its political adviser telling the Albuquerque Journal the group didn't think Chandler was a viable candidate.

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.

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