Messenger: Senate Majority Fund

Candidate: Tim Neville

Contest: Senate District 16

Affiliation: R

Date delivered: Aug. 17, 2018

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Message type: mailer

Message tone: positive

About the message:

This mailer from the Senate Majority Fund touts Republican state Sen. Tim Neville's record on supporting children and families, citing three bills.

Neville was a prime sponsor of a school security funding bill that became law. He also sponsored a law increasing penalties for child trafficking.

But the mailer also cites an exanded income tax credit for child care that became law. Neville wasn't a primary or co-sponsor of the measure, but he voted for it on the floor.

Neville is being challenged by Democrat Tammy Story.

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,