Tags: General Political
In a Huffington Post article agreeing to abide by the People’s Pledge between Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown to dissuade outside spending in the 2012 Massachusetts Senate race, Gene Karpinski, President of the League of Conservation Voters, points out:
“Scott Brown saw that in a spending war that exposed his voting record, he would ultimately lose out.”
LCV’s non-electoral issue advertising campaign related to the Massachusetts Senate race was aimed at educating Brown’s constituents about his anti-environment voting record, but the moratorium on independent activities does have the effect of curtailing misinformation campaigns by Big Oil and other special interests in the state.
Writes Karpinski, “we know that the only thing oil companies have going for them are their deep pockets, so if this agreement in Massachusetts will help sideline them, we welcome it.”