FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jeff Gohringer, 202-454-4573 or Jeff_Gohringer@lcv.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today launched a new ad targeting Rep. Francisco Canseco (TX-23) for voting to protect tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas while voting to slash job-creating investments in clean energy. The new ad, part of a $600,000 television ad campaign against Canseco, will run through October 18th on cable and broadcast in the San Antonio market.
“Congressman Canseco has voted to give tax breaks to companies that ship jobs overseas and put thousands of Texas jobs on the line,” said Navin Nayak, LCV Senior Vice President of Campaigns.
The ad, “Posse,” documents that Canseco has accepted over $250,000 in campaign contributions from corporate polluters and voted to eliminate funding for the Department of Energy’s energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. It also highlights Canseco’s vote for the extreme Ryan budget, which would slash billions of dollars of investments in clean energy technologies, and his votes to protect tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas. Backup for the ad is available here.
LCV launched a previous ad last month, “High Noon”, which criticized Canseco for voting to cut clean energy investments while providing thousands of dollars in tax cuts for millionaires like himself.
Canseco’s voting record is so bad that he’s earned a horrible 3% 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.
Last month, Canseco was named to LCV’s $2 million Flat Earth Five program for his extreme anti-science positions. The program aims to defeat five climate change deniers in the House of Representatives this election cycle. More information about the Flat Earth Five can be found online at http://www.lcv.org/flatearthfive.
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