After standing with radical environmental groups in their quest to kill jobs and limit the development of domestic energy resources, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) – a fringe environmental group – has announced they have raised over $100,000 for liberal Democrat Martin Heinrich.
Rather than fighting for New Mexicans, Heinrich has always opted to advance the far-left’s environmental agenda. Earlier in his career, Heinrich stood with Nancy Pelosi in supporting a job-killing cap-and-trade bill.
Recently, Heinrich has joined President Barack Obama in his opposition against the Keystone XL pipeline, which would create 21,000 American jobs and lower the price of gasoline.
Notably, the League of Conservation Voters have given Heinrich a perfect 100% lifetime score on their national scorecard for his job-killing record.
“After supporting a far left cap-and-trade bill and opposing the Keystone XL pipeline, extreme environmentalists are doubling down on Martin Heinrich’s job-killing agenda,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Jahan Wilcox. “These donations only serve as a reminder that Heinrich is fighting for radical environmentalists instead of the hard-working people in his Albuquerque district.
League of Conservation Voters & Martin Heinrich’s Long History
In April, 2011: League Of Conservations Endorsed Heinrich For Senate In The “Earliest Endorsement Ever Given By The LCV Action Fund.” “Today the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, and Conservation Voters New Mexico jointly announced their endorsement of Martin Heinrich for U.S. Senate. This is the first endorsement given by the two organizations in the 2012 election cycle and the earliest endorsement ever given by the LCV Action Fund.” (Kate Geller, “LCV Action Fund & Conservation Voters New Mexico Endorse Martin Heinrich For U.S. Senate,” Press Release, 4/27/11)
- “‘It Is An Honor To Have The Support Of The Members Of The League Of Conservation Voters And Conservation Voters New Mexico. Our Nation Faces A Tremendous Challenge In Our Need To Reverse Climate Change And To Lead The World In Clean Energy Technology. I Share Their Commitment In Rising To That Challenge,’ Said Martin Heinrich.” (Kate Geller, “LCV Action Fund & Conservation Voters New Mexico Endorse Martin Heinrich For U.S. Senate,” Press Release, 4/27/11)
In 2010: LCV Action Fund And LCV Victory Fund Spent “$118,860 In Independent Expenditure Spending On Behalf Of Rep. Heinrich.” “LCV, and its connected political committees LCV Action Fund and LCV Victory Fund, spent $5.5 million electing pro-environment candidates in the 2010 election cycle, including $118,860 in independent expenditure spending on behalf of Rep. Heinrich.” (Kate Geller, “LCV Action Fund & Conservation Voters New Mexico Endorse Martin Heinrich For U.S. Senate,” Press Release, 4/27/11)
In 2008: “‘I Am Honored By The Support Of The Conservation Community And Look Forward To Working With LCV To Create A Green Economy Here In Greater Albuquerque,’ Heinrich Said.” (Martin Heinrich Congressional Campaign, “LCV And CVNM Endorse Martin Heinrich For Congress,” Press Release, 3/20/08)