Messenger: Frontier Fairness
Candidate: Michael Johnston
Date delivered: April 24, 2018
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Message type: tv ad
Message tone: positive
About the message: Frontier Fairness PAC, an independent spending PAC, is airing ads supporting Democratic gubernatorial Mike Johnston. KDVR fact-checked the ad and determined portions were misleading.
About the messenger: Frontier Fairness is an independent spending committee supporting former Democratic state Sen. Michael Johnston in the governor's race.
The messenger's money: Among the major donors to Frontier Fairness are former New York City mayor and businessman Michael Bloomberg at $2 million and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman at $1 million; $100,000 from DaVita CEO Kent Thiry (who was once registered as a Republican); $500,000 each from hedge fund manager Stephen Mandel and his wife Susan. Kelley of Denver venture capital firm Vestar and Eric and Sara Resnick, of Vail, at $50,000 each. Also: $2,500 each from acting couple Felicity Huffman and William Macy.James