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LCV Endorses Black, Wulsin and Brinkman in Ohio's 2nd District Primaries

Contact: David Sandretti, (202) 785-8683 or January 25, 2008  

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters, the independent political voice for the environment, today announced the co-endorsement of Stephen Black and Victoria Wulsin in the Democratic Primary and the endorsement of State Rep. Thomas Brinkman in the Republican Primary for Ohio’s 2nd District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

LCV has taken the unusual step of endorsing three candidates in the primaries – two in the Democratic race and one in the Republican race – because of their proven commitment to the environment. LCV believes any of the three challengers would be a dramatic improvement over the incumbent, U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio), whose anti-environmental voting record in Congress has earned her an abysmal LCV lifetime
score of 6 percent.

“Tom Brinkman is a staunch advocate for the environment, as his 100 percent voting record in the Ohio House in the past three years has shown,” said Ohio LCV Executive Director Bill DeMora. “He is the only Republican member of the Ohio General Assemblyto be named a ‘Champion of Conservation’ by the Ohio LCV. “In the Democratic Primary, both Steve Black and Victoria Wulsin have shown us that they would be strong supporters of conservation and the environment, and both believe that global warming is the over-arching issue of our time,” DeMora said.

“I am happy that LCV has endorsed all three of these candidates,” he concluded.

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