Columbus, Ohio — LCV Victory Fund today announced that Ohio Senate candidate Jim Renacci will take the fourth spot this year on its signature 2018 Senate Dirty Dozen list for consistently putting polluters ahead of the people in Ohio. Since 1996, the Dirty Dozen has featured some of the most anti-environment candidates running for office across the country in an effort to elect a Congress that will enact pro-environmental and health policies.
Renacci took over $300,000 in oil and gas contributions while repeatedly voting to slash funding to protect clean drinking water, supporting cuts to the EPA that would weaken its ability to enforce clean air, water and public health safeguards, and opposing efforts to restore funding to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. His consistently poor record on the environment as Congressman earned him a three percent lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.
“Jim Renacci’s votes against protections for clean air, water and public health are proof positive that he cares more about the polluters who fund his campaign than the people of Ohio,” said Pete Maysmith, LCV Victory Fund Senior Vice President for Campaigns. “We are naming Renacci to our Dirty Dozen list to ensure that every Ohio voter who goes to the polls on Election Day knows about his record of putting polluters over people.”
“Ohio has a bipartisan tradition of conservation that Jim Renacci has consistently failed to live up to,” said Aryeh Alex from Conservation Ohio. “The local threats to our water, air and public health are higher than ever — and we need a senator who will stand up to polluters, not carry their water.”
As part of ongoing efforts to defeat Renacci, LCV Victory Fund and USW Works are running a field program that will reach 58,500 voters through canvassing and direct mail in Cincinnati and surrounding Hamilton County. That effort is through the joint New American Jobs Fund.
LCV Action Fund endorsed Senator Sherrod Brown in March, praising him for leading efforts to create clean energy jobs and protect our air and water, including the Great Lakes.
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