Messenger: Senate Majority Fund

Candidate: Faith Winter

Contest: Senate District 24

Affiliation: D

Date delivered: July 16, 2018

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Message type: online ad

Message tone: negative

About the message: Although this Twitter post from the GOP super PAC Senate Majority Fund isn't identified as an ad, it features a gif describing Democratic state Rep. Faith Winter as "Bad for taxpayers, Bad for retirees, Bad for Colorado, Winter is coming for your retirement."

The link on the Twitter post goes to a donation page for the Senate Majority Fund.

Winter, of Westminster, is challenging Republican incumbent Sen. Beth Martinez Humenik, of Thornton, in a contest that is expected to be key to the balance of the state Senate, where Republicans have a 1-vote margin.

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,