Messenger: ProgressNow New Mexico Education Fund

Candidate: Gov. Susana Martinez

Contest: None

Date delivered: Aug. 15, 2016

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Message type: tv ad

Message tone: informative

About the message: This is the first in a series of ads that ProgressNow New Mexico says is aimed at informing the public about the connection between campaign contributions and public policy. Because the organization is a nonprofit and no candidate or legislative issue is mentioned, funding doesn't have to be disclosed.

About the messenger: ProgressNow New Mexico is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The groups advocates for progressive causes in New Mexico, and is one of several state-based ProgressNow organizations.

The messenger's money: Because it is a nonprofit, ProgressNow New Mexico isn't required to reveal its donors.