Messenger: Better Colorado Now

Candidate: Jared Polis

Contest: Governor

Affiliation: D

Date delivered: Sept. 25, 2018

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Message type: mailer

Message tone: negative

About the message:

This mailer from super PAC Better Colorado Now says Democratic gubernatorial candidate has been exposed for "dodging taxes" (though if you don't make a profit, the government doesn't tax you). It brings up a new allegation that Polis profited by investing in a company that benefitted from Obamacare, which Polis voted for. Similar allegations have been called misleading by TV fact checkers.

About the messenger:

Better Colorado Now is an independent expenditure group supporting the Republican Treasurer Walker Stapleton's run for governor. The group may raise and spend unlimited amounts, but is not supposed to coordinate with Stapleton.

Stapleton helped raise money for the group before entering the governor’s race last fall.

The messenger's money:

Nonpfrofit Colorado Taxpayers Advocate Fund gave the group $600,000. Other donors to the group include Greg Engles of Whitewave Foods and Extraction Oil and Gas at $50,000 each; Broncos general manager John Elway at $10,000, St. Louis Cardinals Chairman William Dewitt Jr., Geoffrey Lord of Lord Realty, Liberty Global President/CEO Michael Fries and Liberty Media CEO Gregory Maffei at $25,000 each. Also, $15,000 from real estate mogul Larry Mizel, Elizabeth Anschutz for $10,000 and Stapleton cousin Jeb Bush for $1,000.