Messenger: Coloradans for Fairness

Candidate: Tammy Story

Contest: Senate District 16

Affiliation: D

Date delivered: Aug. 28, 2018

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Message type: mailer

Message tone: positive

About the message:

This mailer from Democratic super PAC Coloradans for Fairness highlights Tammy Story's involvement in recalling three Jefferson County school board members in 2015. As Colorado Peak Politics points out, the mailer errs in saying the school district superintendent was fired. She retired in 2014 amid disagreements with board members who were later recalled.

About the messenger:

Coloradans for Fairness is an independent spending committee or super PAC supporting Democratic candidates for state Senate. As an independent spending committee, the group may take unlimited donations and spend unlimited amounts, but it is not supposed to coordinate with candidates or political parties.

The messenger's money:

Coloradans for Fairness received $1.1 million from nonprofit The Sixteen Thirty Fund; $200,000 from the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which is chaired by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder; $150,000 from Education Reform Now Advocacy; $100,000 from the Green Advocacy Project, which advocates for clean energy; $50,000 from Environment America; as well as large donations from a range of Colorado businesses, including Anadarko, Anheuser Busch, PhARMA and others.