Messenger: Colorado Growth Initiative

Candidate: Brian Watson

Contest: Treasurer

Affiliation: R

Date delivered: June 16, 2018

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Message type: mailer

Message tone: positive

About the message: In this mailer, the super PAC Colorado Growth Initiative supports Republican Brian Watson in the three-way primary for the GOP state treasurer nomination. The mailer notes that Watson won't take a salary and has build a successful business. The group reported spending nearly $100,000 on mailers supporting Watson.

About the messenger: Colorado Growth Initiative is a super PAC formed in September 2017 to support candidates who will "foster a free market and pro-economic growth business climate."

The messenger's money: The super PAC received $140,000 from JM Capital VII LLC, $10,000 from Englewood businessman Jeffrey Puckett, and smaller donations from others.