Voters: Brown is “in the pocket of Big Oil” & his climate science denial is “ridiculous”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today released recorded phone messages from New Hampshire voters to Scott Brown as the general election race for Senate kicks off. Voters said that Brown is “in the pocket of Big Oil,” called his views on climate change “ridiculous,” and made clear he “is not a New Hampshire person” when they were given the opportunity to record messages for him as part of LCV’s statewide phone campaign last week.
“The more New Hampshire voters learn about Scott Brown, the more they want to send him back to Massachusetts,” said Daniel J. Weiss, LCV Senior Vice President for Campaigns. “It’s clear that voters don’t want a climate science denier like Scott Brown representing them in the United States Senate.”
LCV’s recently released polling on the race found that Brown’s recent claim that man-made climate change is not scientifically proven could hurt him in November, with 48% of voters saying that they’re less likely to vote for a climate science denier. The poll also found that Brown continues to be unpopular and is trailing Senator Jeanne Shaheen.
LCV Victory Fund launched a television ad in July highlighting that the out-of-state oil billionaire Koch Brothers are backing millions of dollars in attack ads to defeat Senator Shaheen and elect Brown in November so he can continue to do their bidding in Washington. The ad, “Billionaires,” aired across the state.
As Brown mulled running for Senate in February, LCV also launched a television ad campaign highlighting his votes to protect Big Oil’s taxpayer-funded subsidies just weeks after receiving thousands in campaign contributions from oil companies. The ad, “Friends,” also aired across New Hampshire.
Brown’s voting record earned him a feeble 38% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard. The non-partisan Scorecard is a nationally accepted yardstick used to rate members of Congress on environmental and clean energy issues. Based on key environmental votes in the House and Senate, it is often used by the media to quickly describe a Member’s position. For more information, visit scorecard.lcv.org.
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