What’s that old saying? If you can’t beat the message, attack the messenger.
That’s what’s happened when our PAC – Progressive Champions – went on the air with new ads profiling about the real consequences and serious ethical challenges of the candidates Gov. Martinez’s million-dollar Super PAC is promoting (fracking in your neighborhood? Double-dipping with campaign dollars?)
After our first ads went on the air, the Chairwoman of the State Republican Party went to the Secretary of State saying they violated the law (the first step in having them taken off the air and diverting donation money for ads into fines and legal fees).
But there was one problem: the Republican Party got the law wrong and the Secretary of State set her straight. [See the Sec. of State’s letter here]
Our ads are still up and we aren’t done yet.
We aren’t backing down. In fact, we’re doubling-down and putting up a new round of ads on local radio in ABQ, Las Cruces and local stations in districts where Super PACs tied to Gov. Martinez and Cong. Steve Pearce are attacking good progressives with nasty negative ads.
How do we do that? In big part thanks to donors like you!
We believe elections should be more transparent so we set up Progressive Champions PAC so we could be public about who we support (we’re proud to help our Champions!) and share the honor roll of progressive donors who support them, too.
Want to fight back with us (and send a message to the Republican Party who tried to shut us down)? Join the honor roll of New Mexico’s Progressive Champion donors to help us put ads like these on the air!
Donations to Progressive Champions PAC are separate from support for ProgressNow.
Hear some of the ads we’re running on our PAC website: progressivechampions.com
Progressive Voter Guides Online Now:
Thanks to progressives like you, we were able to send 5,000 new voter guides to likely progressive voters this week. We’ll do more every few days until Election Day based on donor support.
- Chip in to send a voter guide to a new voter today.
- ONLINE: Santa Fe/Los Alamos Counties Voter Guide
- ONLINE: Doña Ana County Voter Guide
- ONLINE: Sandoval County Voter Guide
- ONLINE: Bernalillo County Voter Guide
- more counties coming soon!