Messenger: Michael Johnston

Candidate: Michael Johnston

Contest: Governor

Affiliation: D

Date delivered: May 2, 2018

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Message type: tv ad

Message tone: positive

About the message: Former state Sen. Michael Johnston is running a Spanish-language ad noting “If you live in Colorado, and you’re building your life here, then you are an American and this is your home.” He is one of four Democratic candidates for governor.

About the messenger: Michael Johnston is a former state Senator and educator known for proposing education reform, including a controversial teacher accountability measure. He holds a law degree from Yale and a masters in education policy from Harvard. He finished third in the four-way gubernatorial primary.

The messenger's money: Johnston raised nearly $2.5 million through June 27, and is supported by many out-of-state individuals interested in education reform. He's supported by the independent spending group Frontier Fairness.