Messenger: Colorado Republican Committee IEC

Candidate: Brittany Pettersen

Contest: Senate District 22

Affiliation: D

Date delivered: Oct. 19, 2018

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Message type: mailer

Message tone: negative

About the message:

This mailer from the Colorado Republican Committee's super PAC  criticizes  state Rep. Brittany Pettersen, saying she voted against raising funding for schools.

She was one of many House members who voted against budget amendments to increase funding by $150 million for schools, because it would have taken money away from Medicaid reimbursments or the state employee pension program, according to the Denver Post 

Pettersen is running for an open state Senate seat in southern Jefferson County against Republican Tony Sanchez.

About the messenger:

The Colorado Republican Party's independent expenditure committee takes unlimited contributions and may spend unlimited amounts. But the committee isn't supposed to coordinate with candidates.

The messenger's money:

Big donors include Anschutz Corp. at $300,000, Pete Coors at $250,000, J. Martin Landis at $150,000, and Extraction Oil & Gas and DCP Operating Co. at $100,000 each. The Republican Attorneys General Association gave $215,000.