Messenger: Victor Mitchell

Candidate: Victor Mitchell

Contest: Governor

Affiliation: R

Date delivered: April 3, 2018

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Message type: tv ad

Message tone: negative

About the message: Republican businessman Victor Mitchell bashes California in this TV ad promoting his gubernatorial campaign. A 9News Truth Test concludes the ad's conclusions on crime are deceptive, and that other claims are vague. Mitchell is one of four GOP gubernatorial candidates on the June 26 primary ballot.

About the messenger: Victor Mitchell is a Castle Rock businessman who served in the Colorado House of Representatives for two years from 2007 through 2009. He runs Lead Funding, which loans money to developers. He finished second in the four-way GOP primary.

The messenger's money: Mitchell largely self-funded his gubernatorial bid, loaning his campaign nearly $5 million.