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Contact: Jeff Gohringer, 202-454-4573 or Jeff_Gohringer@lcv.org
WASHINGTON – As part of his 278 votes against President Obama, Senator Scott Brown has repeatedly voted to obstruct the President’s energy agenda by protecting Big Oil’s billions in taxpayer-funded subsidies. Earlier this year, MassLive.com reported that Brown even ignored a “plea” from President Obama to end the subsidies.
“Scott Brown tried to move Fenway Park, so it’s no surprise that he’s trying to move away from his record of siding with Big Oil and against President Obama,” said Navin Nayak, LCV Senior Vice President for Campaigns.
Since joining the Senate, Brown has voted three times against legislation that would eliminate the billions of dollars in special tax breaks that Big Oil companies receive. Votes like these prove that Brown’s claim in a recent debate that he’s “no friend of Big Oil” just don’t add up. In fact, Brown has received more than $288,810 from the oil and gas industry over the course of his career while voting to continue their special tax breaks.
LCV has launched a $200,000 mail program in the Massachusetts Senate race highlighting Brown’s ties to Big Oil and his 278 votes against President Obama’s agenda. The program includes four flights of mail to 150,000 households in the state. Combined with the large canvass LCV is running in the state, LCV plans to spend more than a million dollars in this Senate race.
With a feeble 22% score, Brown has far and away the worst lifetime ranking of any member of Massachusetts’ Congressional delegation on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard, a non-partisan, nationally accepted yardstick used to rate members of Congress on environmental and clean energy issues. For more information, visit http://www.lcv.org/scorecard.
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