Date delivered: Sept. 21, 2016
Message type: mailer
Message tone: positive
About the message: Typically positive fliers come from candidates, while political action committees go on the attack against opponents. In this instance, Advance New Mexico Now, a GOP super PAC, is sending a positive flier about Dr. Christina Hall's accomplishments. She faces Democrat Elizabeth Thomson, who held the HD24 seat before being defeated by Conrad James in 2014. James decided not to run for reelection.
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.