Messenger: Colorado Republican Committee IEC

Candidate: George Brauchler

Contest: Attorney General

Affiliation: R

Date delivered: Oct. 11, 2018

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Message type: mailer

Message tone: contrast

About the message:

This mailer from the Colorado Republican Party's super PAC contrasts GOP attorney general candidate George Brauchler with Democratic opponent Phil Weiser. It emphasizes Brauchler's work as a prosecutor, and points out Weiser's lack of criminal courtroom experience. Weiser is a former dean of University of Colorado's law school and worked in the Obama administration. While attorneys general enforce state law, they rarely directly prosecute criminal cases.

About the messenger:

The Colorado Republican Party's independent expenditure committee takes unlimited contributions and may spend unlimited amounts. But the committee isn't supposed to coordinate with candidates.

The messenger's money:

Big donors include Anschutz Corp. at $300,000, Pete Coors at $250,000, J. Martin Landis at $150,000, and Extraction Oil & Gas and DCP Operating Co. at $100,000 each. The Republican Attorneys General Association gave $215,000.