Messenger: Colorado Values Project

Candidate: Brittany Pettersen

Contest: Senate District 22

Affiliation: D

Date delivered: July 31, 2018

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Message type: mailer

Message tone: positive

About the message:

This is the third mailer in less than three weeks from Colorado Values Project commending Democratic state Rep. Brittany Pettersen, who is running for state Senate against Republican Tony Sanchez in a suburban Jefferson County district.

This version cites four bills to demonstrate her work on behalf of veterans. Three of the bills became law, and Pettersen is listed as a co-sponsor. But one of the measures did not become law, and Pettersen was not a sponsor, nor is there evidence she voted on the bill in committee.

About the messenger: Colorado Values Project is a nonprofit formed in August 2017. It's unclear who's behind the group; we're reaching out to those connected with it. The group's website says it's "protecting the Colorado way of life."

The messenger's money: Because the group is a nonprofit, there's no way to find out who is funding it, although the group is collecting donations via Act Blue.