The national League of Conservation Voters has been active for many year working to defeat anti-environmental members of Congress. Each Congressional election year since 1996 they target the worst environmental Congressmen as the Dirty Dozen.
Since 1996 over half of the candidates named to the Dirty Dozen list have been defeated.This year was no different – seven of their targeted anti-environmental Congressmen went down to defeat.
The losers included:
1. Senator Elizabeth Dole, North Carolina Senate race- 7% LCV lifetime voting average
winner Democrat Kay Hagan 53%/44%.
2. Rep. Tim Walberg – Michigan House race (MI-7) – 5% LCV lifetime rating
winner Democrat Mark Schauer 49%/46%.
3. former Rep Ann Northup, Kentucky House race (CD-03)- 7% LCV lifetime score
winner Rep John Yarmuth 59% /41%.
4. Steve Pearce, New Mexico Senate race – 1% LCV lifetime rating
winner Rep. Tom Udall – 96% LCV lifetime rating – 61%/39%.
5. Rep Joe Knollenberg, Michigan House race (MI-09)- 7% LCV lifetime rating
winner Gary Peters 52%/43%.
6. Dean Andal, California House race (CA-11) – 9% LCV lifetime voting rating
winner incumbent Rep. Jerry McNerney 55%/45%.
7. Rep Bob Schaffer – Colorado Senate race – 5% LCV lifetime rating
winner Rep Mark Udall 53%/42%
Other targeted Dirty Dozen races were those of Rep Don Young of Alaska, Rep Sam Graves of Missouri, Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska, Sen James Inhofe of Oklahoma, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Senator Mary Landreau of Louisiana.
Senator Steven is leading in Alaska 48%/47% (106,594 / 103,337) with the race still not called. Rep Young of Alaska had 114,043 votes to Berkowitz’s 97,104 for a 54%/44% vote.
(latest CNN results)