Messenger: Colorado Republican Committee IEC
Candidate: Jessie Danielson
Contest: Senate District 20
Date delivered: Oct. 9, 2018
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Message type: mailer
Message tone: negative
About the message:
This mailer from the Colorado Republican Committee's super PAC attacks Democratic state Rep. Jessie Danielson on several votes.
Here they are:
- Her vote for a measure to improve family leave by charging an insurance premium of less than 1 percent of wages for all employees in Colorado. Because the program would have been considered an enterprise under state law, it wouldn't have qualified as a tax; higher taxes requirevoter approval. The $3.5 billion number appears to be the maximum amount the measure would have raised over a few years. That bill died in the state Senate.
- She voted against funding teacher retirement plans, citing a pension reform measure sponsored by Republican senators. That reform measure requires teachers and others to pay more into the system, and cuts benefits going forward. While Danielson voted for the initial measure, she voted against adopting a conference committee report on the bill, the final action before it was signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper.
- Her vote for a measure to prevent the state and local government from providing the federal government with information about a Colorado resident's race, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status or religious affiliation. It also would have prohibited holding a person for more than 48 hours or detaining them because of such characteristics. The measuredied in the state Senate.
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.