Messenger: Broomfield for a Stronger Economy

Candidate: Rick Fernandez

Contest: Broomfield City Council Ward 3

Affiliation: R

Date delivered: Nov. 3, 2017

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Message type: mailer

Message tone: positive

About the message: This mailer from independent spending group Broomfield for a Stronger Economy encourages voters in Ward 3 to return their ballots and vote for Rick Fernandez, a former county GOP chairman. It mentions Fernandez's pro-business attribute and lists ballot drop-off sites.

About the messenger: Broomfield for a Stronger Economy is an independent spending committee formed to "elect pro-business candidates regardless of affiliation" in the Broomfield city council elections. The group resembles Greeley for a Strong Economy, sharing the same registered agent and funding from Vital for Colorado, a pro-fracking business nonprofit.

The messenger's money: On Nov. 3, Broomfield for a Stronger Economy reported receiving $25,000 from the Colorado Economic Leadership Fund and $10,000 from Vital for Colorado. The group has reported spending nearly $22,000 thus far for for mailers, calls and website design to support Ward 1 incumbent Liz Law-Evans, Ward 3 candidate Rick Fernandez, Ward 4 candidate Kim Groom and Ward 5 candidate Karl Hofegger. Those candidates are also endorsed by the