Messenger: Broomfield for a Stronger Economy

Candidate: Kimberly Groom

Contest: Broomfield City Council Ward 4

Affiliation: R

Date delivered: Oct. 24, 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 urges Broomfield Council Ward 4 residents to vote for Kim Groom, one of four candidates for the seat. The mailer says Broom will be beneficial to businesses.

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