Messenger: Senate Majority Fund

Candidate: Jessie Danielson

Contest: Senate District 20

Affiliation: D

Date delivered: Sept. 26, 2018

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Message type: mailer

Message tone: negative

About the message:

Read the two words that start this mailer, "Seems like," because they're key in understanding that the rest of the allegations against Democratic state Rep. Jessie Danielson. The super PAC Senate Majority Fund mailer begins with "Seems like" Danielson signed a pledge to raise taxes, then proceeds as if this actually happened. 

Not only is there no pledge to raise taxes, Danielson and other lawmakers wouldn't be able to raise taxes without a vote of the people as required in the state Constitution.

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About the messenger: The Senate Majority Fund is a state-level super PAC that supports Republican candidates for Colorado's state Senate and opposes Democratic candidates.

The messenger's money: The group has raised about $2 million since Jan. 1, 2017, including $200,000 from Noble Energy, $77,200 from Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America, $64,000 from the Colorado Apartment Association, $45,000 from The Anschutz Corp. and $35,000 from Encana Oil & Gas,