Messenger: Business Opportunity Fund

Candidate: Beth Martinez Humenik

Contest: Senate District 24

Affiliation: R

Date delivered: Oct. 5, 2018

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Message type: mailer

Message tone: positive

About the message:

This mailer from super PAC Business Opportunity Fund shows Republican state Sen. Beth Martinez Humenik at a bill signing with Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, and notes that she is "working across the aisle" with Republicans, Democrats and Hickenlooper. It doesn't note that she's a Republican. It's unclear how she "secured $150 million in new funding for schools and teachers," because the mailer doesn't identify any sources. And while it mentions Martinez Humenik's teaching background, she's never been a full-time classroom teacher, only a substitute or adjunct.

Hickenlooper has endorsed her opponent, Democratic state Rep. Faith Winter, in this Adams County Seante seat.

About the messenger:

This state level independent spending committee may take unlimited donations and spend unlimited amounts as long as they don't coordinate with candidates.

The messenger's money:

Thus far this year, the Business Opportunity Fund received $15,000 from the Colorado Economic Leadership Fund, and $5,000 each from nonprofit Ready Colorado and super PAC Better Schools for a Stronger Colorado. As of Oct. 10, the group was $426,000 in the red.