Washington, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) congratulates Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-06), Elissa Slotkin (MI-07), Dan Kildee (MI-08), Haley Stevens (MI-11), and Rashida Tlaib (MI-12) and House candidates Hillary Scholten (MI-03) and Shri Thanedar (MI-13) on their wins in Michigan.
“Last night, voters across Michigan overwhelmingly voted to reaffirm their fundamental rights and elect leaders who will be environmental champions, hold polluters accountable, and protect the rights of communities across Michigan,” said LCV President Gene Karpinski. “They are tireless advocates for communities and the environment in the Great Lakes State and we look forward to working with them to protect our air, waters, and communities while creating good-paying, clean energy jobs.”
LCV Victory fund invested over $430,000 in support of Hillary Scholten over John Gibbs in MI-03. The spending included a broadcast ad in Grand Rapids. As part of the Climate Voters Mobilization program, LCV Victory Fund spending included over $59,000 to support incumbent Elissa Slotkin over challenger Tom Barrett in MI-07 and over $60,000 to support incumbent Dan Kildee over Paul Jung in MI-08.
LCV’s GreenRoots member mobilization program turned out LCV members to volunteer for the Scholten and Slotkin campaigns as part of a nationwide field program to help elect environmental champions that engaged 8,250 total LCV members.
Environmental donors contributed nearly $1 million to Michigan candidates via GiveGreen. GiveGreen — a partnership between LCV Victory Fund and NRDC Action Votes that helps grassroots donors directly contribute to pro-environment candidates — raised a midterm record $26.9 million for the 2022 cycle.
These are just some of the climate champions who won up and down the ballot in Michigan, demonstrating that leaning into environmental issues is both good policy and good politics.
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