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Contact: Jeff Gohringer, 202-454-4573 or Jeff_Gohringer@lcv.org
WASHINGTON – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) announced today that it has already knocked on more than 100,000 doors across Montana since the launch of its grassroots field campaign to defeat Dennis Rehberg in the Montana Senate race. The organization has made this race a top priority this cycle, spending more than $1 million so far, including more than $420,000 in expenditures so far on the door-to-door campaign in Billings, Missoula, Helena and Bozeman.
“Montanans respond well to our campaign that focuses on Senator Tester’s record of accomplishments for clean energy, family farms and public land,” said Theresa Keaveny, Executive Director of Montana Conservation Voters, a local coalition partner. “Folks know Jon is all Montana – from his flattop hair cut to the farm in Big Sandy, and we want to help send him back to continue representing us,” Keaveny concluded.
“The more voters we talk to, the clearer it is - Montanans don’t want Dennis Rehberg in the United States Senate,” said Navin Nayak, LCV Senior Vice President for Campaigns.
Throughout this field campaign, we have also been getting voters to vote by mail for Sen. Jon Tester. In addition to the grassroots field campaign, LCV Action Fund has already raised more than $130,000 for Tester via its GiveGreen website.
LCV is part of a coalition effort with Montana Hunters and Anglers Leadership Fund and Montana Conservation Voters aimed at highlighting Rehberg’s record on issues related to Montana's outdoor heritage. Rehberg cosponsored H.R. 1505, a bill giving the U.S. Department of Homeland Security unprecedented control over millions of acres of public land in Montana. The legislation passed the House of Representatives in June as part of a broader bill.
Rehberg has earned a horrible lifetime score of just 6% on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard. The non-partisan Scorecard is a nationally accepted yardstick used to rate members of Congress on environmental and clean energy issues. Based on key environmental votes in the House and Senate, it is often used by the media to quickly describe a Member’s position. For more information, visit http://www.lcv.org/scorecard.
Earlier this year, LCV named Rehberg to its 2012 “Dirty Dozen” list. The “Dirty Dozen” program targets candidates for Congress — regardless of party affiliation — who consistently vote against clean energy and conservation and are running in races in which LCV has a serious chance to affect the outcome. In 2006, LCV named Sen. Conrad Burns to the “Dirty Dozen” and spent nearly $400,000 to defeat him and elect Tester.
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