Date delivered: Sept. 22, 2018
Message type: mailer
Message tone: contrast
About the message:
This mailer from super PAC Coloradans for Fairness contrasts Democratic state Sen. Brittany Pettersen with her Republican Senate opponent Tony Sanchez. It accurately says gun groups are his biggest contributor; Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, considered more conservative than the National Rifle Association on gun issues, donated $4,800 to his campaign. And he has said he would vote to overturn some gun control laws. Pettersen opposes this.
About the messenger:
Coloradans for Fairness is an independent spending committee or super PAC supporting Democratic candidates for state Senate. As an independent spending committee, the group may take unlimited donations and spend unlimited amounts, but it is not supposed to coordinate with candidates or political parties.
The messenger's money:
Coloradans for Fairness received $1.1 million from nonprofit The Sixteen Thirty Fund; $200,000 from the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which is chaired by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder; $150,000 from Education Reform Now Advocacy; $100,000 from the Green Advocacy Project, which advocates for clean energy; $50,000 from Environment America; as well as large donations from a range of Colorado businesses, including Anadarko, Anheuser Busch, PhARMA and others.