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LCV on Scott Brown’s Candidacy in New Hampshire Senate Race

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Contact: Jeff Gohringer, (202) 454-4573 or jeff_gohringer@lcv.org

14 Mar 2014  |  Hannah Blatt

Follows major TV ad buy highlighting his Big Oil ties 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today responded to former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown’s candidacy in the New Hampshire Senate race. LCV spent more than $1.1 million to defeat him in Massachusetts last cycle, and recently launched a major ad campaign across New Hampshire highlighting how Brown voted to protect Big Oil’s taxpayer-funded subsidies just weeks after receiving thousands in campaign contributions from oil companies.

“Corporate polluters and their allies will spend millions to put one of Big Oil’s best friends back in the Senate. But New Hampshire voters won’t be rolling out the red carpet for a carpetbagger like Scott Brown,” said Jeff Gohringer, National Press Secretary for the League of Conservation Voters. 

In February, LCV launched a $200,000 TV ad across New Hampshire reminding viewers that Brown took thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from oil companies Chevron, Conoco Phillips, and Exxon just weeks before voting to protect Big Oil’s special subsidies. 

Brown has repeatedly voted against repealing billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded subsidies to the nation’s most profitable oil companies, while receiving $454,260 in campaign contributions from oil and gas companies over the course of his political career. In fact, only two Senators received more money than Brown from the oil and gas industry during the 2012 election cycle.   

In 2012, LCV launched mail and field programs to help defeat Brown in Massachusetts, spending more than $1.1 million in the race. LCV Action Fund also raised or contributed more than $134,000 for Elizabeth Warren through its GiveGreen program, the only bundling website devoted exclusively to raising money for environmental champions and candidates.

Brown’s voting record earned him a feeble 38% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard. The non-partisan Scorecard is a nationally accepted yardstick used to rate members of Congress on environmental and clean energy issues. Based on key environmental votes in the House and Senate, it is often used by the media to quickly describe a Member’s position. For more information, visit http://www.lcv.org/scorecard.

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