Messenger: End Citizens United
Candidate: Mike Coffman
Contest: 6th CD
Date delivered: Sept. 11, 2018
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Message type: mailer
Message tone: contrast
About the message:
This mailer attacks GOP 6th Congressional District Rep. Mike Coffman for supporting tax cuts, saying they "sold our children's future," and says "corporate special interests" have spent $17 million to keep him in office. The reverse side praises Demcratic challenger Jason Crow for avoding political action committee donations.
Based on data from the Center for Responsive Politics, which is cited by the mailer, Coffman has raised $16.6 million total in his congressional career, with most of that from individuals (although some of them certainly work at corporations). Only $5.2 million came from PACs.
The mailer comes from End Citizens United, a super PAC this is also airing TV ads supporting Crow and opposing Coffman.
About the messenger: End Citizens United is a political action committee supporting Democratic candidates who support ending the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision, and supporting campaign finance reform to get big money out of politics.
The messenger's money: More than 400 Coloradans have donated nearly $156,000 to the PAC.