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LCV Launches TV Ad in Oregon

Contact: Joshua McNeil, (202) 785-8683 or October 22, 2008  

PORTLAND, OR - The League of Conservation Voters today released a new television advertisement that calls on voters in Oregon to support Barack Obama for President and Jeff Merkley for Senate.  In order to move forward on vital renewable energy legislation, President Obama will need a 60 vote pro-environment majority in the Senate, and Oregon voters have the chance to help.

"The next President's decisions about America's energy policy will have immeasurable effects on our country's economy, its security and the severity of global warming," said LCV President Gene Karpinski. "Barack Obama's plan to promote clean energy will put America on the right track to end our dangerous addiction to oil, but Obama can't do it alone.  Oregon voters can help Obama by sending a real teammate to Washington to back him up on energy reform, and Jeff Merkley is the teammate Obama needs."

"Oregonians deserve a Senator like Jeff Merkley who will team up with Barack Obama to responsibly address the huge challenges facing our country," said Jonathan Poisner, Executive Director of the Oregon League of Conservation Voters.

Merkley earned the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters through a tested commitment to clean energy and conservation of Oregon's natural beauty.  He earned a 96% score from the Oregon League of Conservation Voters during his time in the state legislature.

The six figure ad buy starts today on cable television statewide and will be backed by a major online campaign.

LCV is a non-partisan organization which works to turn environmental values into national priorities.  For more information, visit

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Barack Obama will create new jobs and fight global warming.

But he'll need some help from senators like Jeff Merkley.

When you vote, don't stop at the top.

Give Barack Obama the team he needs for the change we need.

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