Messenger: Teachers for Kennedy

Candidate: Cary Kennedy

Contest: Governor

Affiliation: D

Date delivered: June 13, 2018

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Message type: tv ad

Message tone: positive

About the message: This TV ad from super PAC Teachers for Kennedy features Colorado teachers endorsing former state Treasurer Cary Kennedy in the Democratic contest for governor. The ad appears modeled after a TV ad from Congressman Jared Polis featuring teachers criticizing Kennedy in response to a prior ad from the super PAC.

About the messenger: Teachers for Kennedy is an independent expenditure committee, the Colorado equivalent of a super PAC that can take unlimited donations and spend unlimited amounts without coordinating with a candidate. It is supporting Democrat Cary Kennedy in the four-way June 26 primary gubernatorial primary.

The messenger's money: Teachers for Kennedy received $619,000 from the NEA Advocacy Fund and another $400,000 came from the Colorado Fund for Children and Public Education, both teachers unions.

The group also received $800,000 came from Women Vote!, a super PAC run by Emily’s List. Colorado donors include Laurie Michaels, of Woody Creek, and Judi Wagner, of Littleton, at $50,000 each. And $228,,000 came from Love Colorado, another state-level independent spending group supporting Democratic women.