Messenger: Center for Civic Policy

Candidate: Conrad James

Contest: House District 24

Date delivered: Sept. 1, 2016

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Message type: mailer

Message tone: negative

About the message: GOP Rep. Conrad James of Albuquerque isn't running for reelection, but he's one of several lawmakers targeted by the Center for Civic Policy. That lobbying group is sending mailers asking voters to call lawmakers and urge them repeal corporate tax breaks if there's a special legislative session on the budget.

About the messenger: Center for Civic Policy is a nonprofit group in Albuquerque that "strives to involve everyday New Mexicans in the public policy decisions that affect their lives with the goal of achieving positive and lasting change," according to their website.

The messenger's money: Center for Civic Policy received grants from a variety of other nonprofits, according to Citizen Audit. Past contributors include the Western Conservation Foundation, the Foundation to Promote Open Society and many others.