Messenger: Senate Majority Fund

Candidate: Beth Martinez Humenik

Contest: Senate District 24

Affiliation: R

Date delivered: Sept. 15, 2018

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Message type: mailer

Message tone: positive

About the message:

This mailer from the super PAC Senate Majority Fund praises Republican state Sen. Beth Martinez Humenik as an educator who works for children in the legislature. According to this Colorado Department of Public Health and Envirnoment biography, Humenik has worked as an adjunct and a substitute teacher.

The mailer appears to refer to her opponent, Democratic state Rep. Faith Winter, as a lobbyist (gramatically speaking, that should be "fewer lobbyists" not "less lobbysts). Winter worked as program director for Conservation Colorado, an environmental group for three years. She reported lobbying for the group as a portion of her job from 2011-13. She was paid $1,550 for lobbying in 2011, $8,900 in fiscal year 2012 and $2,100 in FY 2013. She's better known for leading groups that train women to run for political office.

About the messenger: The Senate Majority Fund is a state-level super PAC that supports Republican candidates for Colorado's state Senate and opposes Democratic candidates.

The messenger's money: The group has raised about $2 million since Jan. 1, 2017, including $200,000 from Noble Energy, $77,200 from Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America, $64,000 from the Colorado Apartment Association, $45,000 from The Anschutz Corp. and $35,000 from Encana Oil & Gas,