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LCV Announces $227,000 Campaign Against Dirty Dozen Jason Lewis in MN-2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Seth Stein, (202) 454-4573 or seth_stein@lcv.org

October 20, 2016  

Mail program details the divisive rhetoric of the Lewis/Trump ticket

Washington, D.C. – Today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) is announcing a $227,000 mail campaign to defeat Jason Lewis in the race for the open seat in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional district. This follows LCV naming Jason Lewis to its signature Dirty Dozen list in September, and joining LCV Victory Fund to announce that they would spend $1 million or more to defeat House candidates in the 2016 cycle.

The five piece mail campaign will target nearly 86,000 households in the district, detailing the divisive rhetoric and dangerous ideas of the Lewis/Trump ticket.  

“There’s a reason Lewis has been dubbed a ‘mini-Trump’ – he’s embraced the same kind of divisive rhetoric and dangerous ideas, including outright denial of climate change, as the GOP presidential nominee,” said LCV National Campaigns Director Clay Schroers. “This ticket is too extreme and outside the mainstream for Minnesota’s families, threatening the clean air and water protections they depend on. Lewis, like Trump, completely lacks the temperament and knowledge for elected office, and simply has no place in Congress.”

For 20 years, the Dirty Dozen has targeted candidates— regardless of party affiliation — who consistently side against the environment and are running in races in which LCV has a serious chance to affect the outcome. Last cycle, LCV defeated seven of the 12 Dirty Dozen candidates. In the last presidential year of 2012, LCV defeated 11 of 12.

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Paid for by the League of Conservation Voters, www.lcv.org, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.



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