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Highlights Markey’s leadership and Gomez’s extreme positions
WASHINGTON – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today launched a nearly $400,000 mail program in the Massachusetts Senate race highlighting Ed Markey’s environmental leadership and Gabriel Gomez’s extreme positions that make him out-of-step with Massachusetts voters. The mail program includes six flights of mail to 150,000 households in the state.
“Gabriel Gomez is trying to sell himself as a new kind of politician, but he has the same old extreme positions that make him out-of-step with Massachusetts. “Gomez stands with Big Oil, and would expand risky tar sands production even though it would leave taxpayers on the hook for cleanup costs instead of the polluters," said Jeff Gohringer, National Press Secretary for the League of Conservation Voters.
The first mail piece, which hits homes this week, highlights that Markey is the only candidate in the race that has fought for clean energy jobs and to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. The mail pieces will continue to highlight Markey’s leadership and contrast that with Gomez’s extreme positions on a variety of priorities important to Massachusetts voters.
LCV has made this race a top priority and made more than 430,000 voter contacts across the state during the primary. LCV spent nearly $850,000 on a grassroots field campaign to support Markey, knocking on more than 250,000 doors and making more than 180,000 phone calls to voters across the state.
LCV Action Fund endorsed Markey in January, citing his impressive 94% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard and his work writing the American Clean Energy and Security Act, a landmark comprehensive clean energy and climate change bill. 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.
Paid for by the League of Conservation Voters, www.lcv.org, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.