Messenger: Leading Colorado Forward

Candidate: Suzanne Staiert

Contest: Senate District 27

Affiliation: R

Date delivered: Sept. 18, 2020

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Message type: mailer

Message tone: negative

About the message:

This mailer from a Democratic super PAC says Republican state Senate candidate Suzanne Staiert once threatened a reporter, citing his tweet about being threatened for an expose he said he was doing about the purge of voter rolls in Colorado. Staiert was deputy secretary of state at the time and said she asked the reporter to correct a report about the co-called "purge" because of calls from concerned county clerks. A 9News story concluded that the reporter's blog past was misleading

Staiert faces Democrat Chris Kolker in the Arapahoe County seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Jack Tate. 


About the messenger:

Leading Colorado Forward is a state super PAC working to elect Democrats to the state Senate.

The messenger's money:

The group's donors include national nonprofit America Votes, New Belgium Brewery founder Kimberly Jordan, Noble Energy, Extraction Oil& Gas, Unitedhealth Group PAC and a range of other businesses and individuals.