LCV Congratulates Kaine on Victory in Senate Race
WASHINGTON – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski tonight congratulated Tim Kaine on his victory in the Virginia Senate race. LCV spent more than $2 million in this race, running two TV ads and the largest mail program of the campaign, reaching one in every seven voters in the state by Election Day. LCV Action Fund also raised or contributed more than $253,000 to Kaine through its GiveGreen program.
“LCV entered this cycle with one major goal - to build support in Congress for addressing climate change. Tim Kaine’s victory tonight has shown that the politics of climate change are shifting all across the country. We look forward to working with Senator-elect Kaine to confront the climate crisis and move America towards a clean energy future,” said Karpinski.
George Allen’s defeat is a significant victory for LCV’s “Dirty Dozen” program. In January, LCV named
Allen to its 2012 "Dirty Dozen" list, which targets candidates— regardless of party affiliation — who consistently side against clean energy and conservation and are running in races in which LCV has a serious chance to affect the outcome. Since 1996, 60 percent of the “Dirty Dozen” have been defeated.
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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