The League of Conservation Voters’ (LCV) trademark Dirty Dozen program targets political candidates – regardless of party affiliation – who side against the environment and are running in races in which LCV has a serious chance to affect the outcome. LCV spent over $ 10 million to oppose the 2011-12 Dirty Dozen and defeated 11 of the 12 candidates in the program.
LCV already named two candidates to this cycle’s Dirty Dozen program: Colorado Congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner (R), and Maine State Senator and congressional candidate Troy Jackson (D). Now we’re adding 3 candidates to the program: former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land, running for U.S. Senate in Michigan; Governor Paul LePage, running for re-election in Maine; and North Carolina Speaker of the House Thom Tillis, running for U.S. Senate in North Carolina. These candidates, who sided with polluters, will be joined by 6 more candidates who will be announced in the weeks ahead.