Messenger: Frontier Fairness

Candidate: Michael Johnston

Contest: Governor

Affiliation: D

Date delivered: June 2, 2018

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Message type: mailer

Message tone: positive

About the message: Lots of folks received this mailer from Frontier Fairness supporting Democratic gubernatorial candidate Michael Johnston. It features former President Barack Obama and a quote from him that "Every school needs a Mike Johnston."

Inside, the mailer lists what Johnston will do to improve schools in the state, including repealing portions of the Taxpayers Bill of Rights. It also includes a note to unaffiliated voters, urging them to vote Democratic and to vote for Johnston.

About the messenger: Frontier Fairness is an independent spending committee supporting former Democratic state Sen. Michael Johnston in the governor's race.

The messenger's money: Among the major donors to Frontier Fairness are former New York City mayor and businessman Michael Bloomberg at $2 million and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman at $1 million; $100,000 from DaVita CEO Kent Thiry (who was once registered as a Republican); $500,000 each from hedge fund manager Stephen Mandel and his wife Susan. Kelley of Denver venture capital firm Vestar and Eric and Sara Resnick, of Vail, at $50,000 each. Also: $2,500 each from acting couple Felicity Huffman and William Macy.James