FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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WASHINGTON – Today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and Defenders of Wildlife Action Committee launched a new $150,000 television ad campaign highlighting New Mexico Senate candidate Heather Wilson’s votes to protect MTBE producers and oil companies that used MTBE from lawsuits for contaminating the drinking water New Mexico families rely on. The ad is running on broadcast television and cable networks in the Albuquerque media market.
“Heather Wilson has voted to protect corporate polluters at the expense of New Mexico families time and again,” said Navin Nayak, LCV Senior Vice President for Campaigns. “If you want to know why corporate polluters back Heather Wilson in this race, just look at her Washington voting record.”
“The Heather Wilson-special interest equation is simple: Big Oil pollutes the water, states sue to protect their citizens, Big Oil cuts campaign checks and asks Congress to block the lawsuits and Heather Wilson says OK,” said Jamie Rappaport Clark, President of the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund. “With Heather Wilson, the special interests always seem to come first, even when we’re talking about polluted drinking water. New Mexicans clearly deserve better than that from their next Senator.”
This ad campaign is the latest in a coalition effort from several environmental and conservation groups to defeat Wilson. Last week, LCV launched a separate television ad campaign featuring two 15-second spots highlighting Wilson’s MTBE votes and the campaign cash she took from corporate polluters who benefited from those votes. Earlier this month, the Defenders of Wildlife Action Committee launched an ad highlighting the campaign checks Wilson has received from polluting industries and her subsequent votes on their behalf.
View the ad here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgRBcADM-Pk
View the full documentation for the ad here: http://www.lcv.org/assets/docs/wilson-emma-ad-justification.pdf
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Paid for by the League of Conservation Voters, www.lcv.org, and Defenders of Wildlife Action Committee, 1130 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.