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LCV Endorses Mazie Hirono for U.S. Senate

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May 24, 2012  

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) announced its endorsement of Rep. Mazie Hirono for U.S. Senate.

“The League of Conservation Voters is proud to endorse Mazie Hirono for U.S. Senate because she has fought to protect the rich natural beauty of Hawaii and build a vibrant clean energy economy,” said LCV President Gene Karpinski. “Representative Hirono understands that investments in a clean energy future are investments in well-paying, stable jobs for Hawaiians for generations to come.”

Rep. Hirono’s record of supporting numerous pro-environment bills on climate change, clean air and clean water, as well as working to hold corporate polluters responsible for their actions, has earned her a stellar lifetime score of 96% on the LCV National Environmental Scorecard.*

A recent Public Policy Polling survey, conducted on behalf of LCV, finds that Rep. Hirono holds a 9-point lead over former Gov. Linda Lingle in the U.S. Senate race.

  • If the candidates for Senate this fall were Democrat Mazie Hirono and Republican Linda Lingle, who would you vote for?
    • Mazio Hirono 50%
    • Linda Lingle 41%
    • Undecided 9%
  •  Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Mazie Hirono?
    • Favorable 46%
    • Unfavorable 37%
    • Not sure 17%
  • Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Linda Lingle?
    • Favorable 44%
    • Unfavorable 46%
    • Not sure 10%

Public Policy Polling conducted automated phone survey of 600 Hawaii voters from May 16-17, 2012. View the full poll results here:

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*The non-partisan LCV National Environmental Scorecard is a nationally accepted yardstick used to rate Members of Congress on conservation and clean energy issues. Based on key conservation votes in the House and Senate, it is often used by the media to quickly describe a Member’s position.  For more information, visit

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