Date delivered: Sept. 11, 2016
Message type: mailer
Message tone: negative
About the message:
This flier from super PAC Advance New Mexico Now references an ad by ProgressNow New Mexico that criticizes Republican Gov. Susana Martinez for signing a bill to close waterways on private land to the public.
The flier quotes the TV ad and attributes it to Pat Davis, executive director of ProgressNow New Mexico, and an Albuquerque City Council member, as criticizing Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto, an Albuquerque Democrat who was one of several Democrats who voted for the bill.
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.