Messenger: Coloradans for Fairness

Candidate: Brittany Pettersen

Contest: Senate District 22

Affiliation: D

Date delivered: Aug. 25, 2018

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Message type: mailer

Message tone: positive

About the message:

This introductary mailer from super PAC Coloradans for Fairness calls state Rep. Brittany Pettersen a role model, pointing out that she was the first in her family to graduate from high school and college, encouraging her brothers to do the same. It also mentions her mother's addiction to opioids.

Pettersen faces Republican Tony Sanchez in this open state Senate seat centered in Lakewood and Jefferson County.

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.