Messenger: Colorado Republican Committee IEC

Candidate: Jessie Danielson

Contest: Senate District 20

Affiliation: D

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 super PAC says Democratic state Rep. Jessie Danielson is endangering Colorado communities citing "sanctuary cities."

Danielson was among many Democratic co-sponors of a 2017 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 bill died in the state Senate.

It also mentions the city of Denver's policies, although Danielson doesn't live in or represent Denver. This Washington Post fact check notes that the city of Denver notifies immigration authorities when they are about to release someone from jail who has an immigration hold, offering a 48-hour window to pick up the individual.


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.