Nashville, Tennessee – Today, LCV Victory Fund announced that Tennessee U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Marsha Blackburn has been named to the signature Dirty Dozen. This iconic list has, for more than two decades, targeted candidates who consistently side against the environment and public health.
“In the House of Representatives, Marsha Blackburn has opposed dozens of common-sense environmental protections that keep Tennessee families healthy and help grow the state’s clean energy economy,” said Pete Maysmith, LCV Victory Fund Senior Vice President for Campaigns. “Tennessee deserves a senator who will fight for them, not someone like Blackburn who only sides with special interests.”
Blackburn has consistently voted against renewable energy, conservation, clean air, clean water and public health throughout her fifteen year career in Congress, earning a two percent lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard. On top of voting to gut safeguards against pollution — which could lead to increases in asthma and other health problems — Blackburn also supported efforts to undermine health insurance protections for people with preexisting conditions.
Blackburn even went on live TV to debate Bill Nye the Science Guy on the topic of climate change, resulting in a segment that Tennesseans have called an “embarrassment,” a “joke,” and a “waste of time.”
LCV Action Fund has endorsed former Governor Phil Bredesen for the seat, calling him “an accomplished public servant and a model for how to both protect our environment and grow the economy.”
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