Messenger: Colorado Values Project
Candidate: Beth Martinez Humenik
Contest: Senate District 24
Date delivered: Aug. 16, 2018
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Message type: mailer
Message tone: negative
About the message:
This is one of four Colorado Values Project mailers criticizing Republican Sen. Beth Martinez Humenik, and it touches on education. She faces state Rep. Faith Winter in the November election, though this mailer doesn't mention that.
Among its claims:
- Both Martinez Humenik and Winter voted for SB18-200, which requires teachers and other state workers to pay more into the pension system.
- Martinez Humenik apparently voted against a Democratic floor amendment to the state budget to increase teacher pay. Such amendments rarely pass.
- Martinez Humenik voted for a 2017 bill to provide tax credits for private school tuition. That measure failed.
About the messenger: Colorado Values Project is a nonprofit formed in August 2017. It's unclear who's behind the group; we're reaching out to those connected with it. The group's website says it's "protecting the Colorado way of life."
The messenger's money: Because the group is a nonprofit, there's no way to find out who is funding it, although the group is collecting donations via Act Blue.