Messenger: Colorado Economic Leadership Fund

Candidate: Christine Jensen

Contest: Senate District 20

Affiliation: R

Date delivered: Aug. 22, 2018

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Message type: tv ad

Message tone: positive

About the message:

This cable TV ad for Republican state Senate candidate Christine Jensen says she is a small business owner will seek better pay for teachers, address affordable housing and cut waste in government. Jensen faces Democratic Rep. Jessie Danielson in an open seat centered in Wheat Ridge and Arvada. 

About the messenger:

The Colorado Economic Leadership Fund is a nonprofit group formed in 2014. It doesn't have a website, nor is it registered as a political committee with the Secretary of State. 

The messenger's money:

In 2016, Anadarko Petroleum donated $510,000 to the group, while Noble Energy gave $25,000.

In 2018, the nonprofit donated $200,000 to Fair Maps Colorado, which supports two measures on redistricting; $50,000 to Coloradans for Responsible Reform, which opposed a measure limiting housing growth that didn't make the ballot; and $15,000 to the Business Opportunity Fund, an independent spending committee that supports pro-business candidates.