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Was one of the biggest players in the race, spending nearly $1.4 million to ensure Markey’s victory
WASHINGTON – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski tonight congratulates Ed Markey on his win in the Massachusetts Senate race. LCV made this race a top priority, spending nearly $1.4 million, raising more than $261,000 for Markey through LCV Action Fund’s GiveGreen program, and reaching out to more than 1.4 million voters throughout the state, making LCV one of the biggest spenders in the race.
“It’s fitting that on the same day that President Obama outlined an ambitious agenda to reduce carbon pollution, Massachusetts voters have sent one of the country’s biggest climate leaders to the Senate,” said Scott Nathan, Chairman of the League of Conservation Voters.
“Ed Markey’s victory is proof that the momentum for action on climate change has passed a tipping point. We congratulate Senator-elect Markey on his big win tonight,” said Gene Karpinski, President of the League of Conservation Voters.
LCV Action Fund endorsed Markey in January, citing his longtime leadership on climate change, including co-authoring the landmark American Clean Energy and Security Act. The passage of this bill through the House of Representatives in 2009 marked the first time either house of Congress had approved a comprehensive bill to reduce climate change pollution.
In the primary, LCV launched a $650,000 grassroots field campaign supporting Markey, which targeted likely independent and Democratic primary voters. It was a massive field campaign that knocked on more than 250,000 doors across 23 cities and towns in less than three months.
LCV and LCV Victory Fund also launched a nearly $400,000 mail program in the general election, which highlighted Markey’s environmental leadership and Gabriel Gomez’s extreme positions. The mail program included six flights of mail to 150,000 households in the state.
LCV Action Fund has also raised or contributed more than $261,000 for Markey through its GiveGreen program. Markey broke a GiveGreen record in the final days of the race, with more money raised or contributed for him through GiveGreen than for any other candidate in the program’s history. GiveGreen is the only website devoted exclusively to raising money for environmental champions and candidates.
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