Messenger: Colorado Economic Leadership Fund
Candidate: Beth Martinez Humenik
Contest: Senate District 24
Date delivered: Sept. 9, 2018
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Message type: mailer
Message tone: positive
About the message:
This mailer from nonproft group Colorado Economic Leadership Fund praises Republican state Sen. Beth Martinez Humenik for opposing tax increase (without noting that only voters may increase taxes, not the legislature) and improving education. It says she's running for state Senate, but doesn't directly suggest voting for her. Her opponent is Democratic state Rep. Faith Winter
About the messenger:
The Colorado Economic Leadership Fund is a nonprofit group formed in 2014. It doesn't have a website, nor is it registered as a political committee with the Secretary of State.
The messenger's money:
In 2016, Anadarko Petroleum donated $510,000 to the group, while Noble Energy gave $25,000.
In 2018, the nonprofit donated $200,000 to Fair Maps Colorado, which supports two measures on redistricting; $50,000 to Coloradans for Responsible Reform, which opposed a measure limiting housing growth that didn't make the ballot; and $15,000 to the Business Opportunity Fund, an independent spending committee that supports pro-business candidates.