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LCV Announces Involvement in Wisconsin Senate Race with $1 Million Dollar Ad Buy to Help Elect Baldwin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jeff Gohringer, 202-454-4573 or Jeff_Gohringer@lcv.org

31 Oct 2012  |  Soham Pandit

WASHINGTON - The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today announced its involvement in the Wisconsin Senate race with a $1 million dollar ad buy designed to help make Tammy Baldwin the next United States Senator. LCV is launching two ads that will air today through Election Day. "Cash," running in the Milwaukee media market, highlights how Tommy Thompson cashed in when he joined a lobbying firm in Washington. "Allies," running in the Madison media market, outlines how Baldwin has worked with President Obama to create clean energy jobs and would build on those efforts in the United States Senate. 

"Tommy Thompson may have cashed in and became an ally of special interests, but Tammy Baldwin has never stopped fighting for the people of Wisconsin and holding corporate polluters accountable," said Navin Nayak, LCV Senior Vice President for Campaigns.

"Cash" highlights how Thompson earned millions of dollars by peddling his influence and connections for special interests. In the process, his net worth grew - the Journal Sentinel has reported how Thompson’s financial portfolio grew “dramatically” after he joined a prominent Washington lobbying firm. That lobbying firm, Akin Gump, represents Big Oil companies, which currently receive billions of dollars every year in taxpayer-funded subsidies, which Thompson would continue as Senator. Thompson even made over $1 million as a consultant to a company that advises businesses on outsourcing American jobs. Backup for the ad is available here

"Allies" outlines how Baldwin has worked with President Obama to create thousands of clean energy jobs and doubled our nation's use of wind and solar energy. The ad highlights how Baldwin would also work to end the billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded subsidies that Big Oil receives every year and keep our air and drinking water safe. Instead of helping companies that ship jobs overseas like Thompson, Baldwin would also work to stop sending American jobs overseas to places like China.Backup for the ad is available here

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



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