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LCV Congratulates Baldwin on Victory in Senate Race

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

06 Nov 2012  

WASHINGTON – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski tonight congratulated Tammy Baldwin on her victory in the Wisconsin Senate race. LCV spent $1 million in this race, running two TV ads and highlighting how Baldwin will work in the United States Senate to address climate change and create clean energy jobs. LCV Action Fund also raised or contributed more than $142,000 to Baldwin through its GiveGreen program.

“LCV entered this cycle with one major goal - to build support in Congress for addressing climate change. Tammy Baldwin’s victory tonight has shown that the politics of climate change are shifting all across the country. We look forward to continuing to work with Senator-elect Baldwin to confront the climate crisis and move America towards a clean energy future,” said Karpinski.
 
Baldwin has a lifetime rating of 97% on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard. The non-partisan LCV National Environmental 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.
 
LCV and affiliated political committees have spent nearly $14 million this cycle—more than the last three cycles combined—to defend clean energy and climate champions like President Obama and candidates for the House and Senate nationwide.  Beyond our independent expenditure work, LCV Action Fund also raised and contributed more than $2 million for candidates, more than ever before.
 
 
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