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LCV Applauds Election of Blumenthal to U.S. Senate, Re-Election of Rep. Himes

Contact: Kate Geller, (202) 785-8683 or November 3, 2010  

CONNECTICUT — Today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV), which works to turn environmental values into national priorities, celebrated the election of Richard Blumenthal to the U.S. Senate.

"LCV congratulates Richard Blumenthal on his election to the U.S. Senate," said LCV President Gene Karpinski. "Richard Blumenthal supports efforts to bring new clean energy jobs to Connecticut and make America less dependent on oil, and LCV is thrilled that as Senator he will be able to push for clean energy reforms in the 112th Congress."

LCV also applauded the re-election of LCV-supported Rep. Jim Himes (CT-4). "Representative Himes stood up to the Big Oil companies in supporting comprehensive energy and climate legislation that would create clean energy jobs, reduce our dependence on oil and curb harmful carbon pollution," added Karpinski.

Connecticut campaign highlights:

  • Total independent expenditure spending for Himes: $36,850 [1]
  • Total contributed and raised for Blumenthal: $7,209.94 [2]
  • Total contributed and raised for Himes: $6,250.00 [2]
  • Total phone calls made for Himes: 57,409
  • As part of its "Eagles" program, LCV placed a full-time staffer on Blumenthal';s campaign. [2]

LCV, and its connected political committees LCV Action Fund and LCV Victory Fund, spent $5.5 million electing pro-environment candidates in the 2010 election cycle. Additionally, LCV Action contributed or raised more than $1.3 million for pro-environment candidates – the most ever contributed or raised by the organization in an election cycle.

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[1] Includes spending by LCV, LCV Action Fund and LCV Victory Fund.
[2] Activity conducted by LCV Action Fund.

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