The League of Conservation Voters endorsed Hillary Clinton Monday, giving her a boost from a major environmental group in the Democratic presidential primary.
“When it comes to fighting the climate crisis, the stakes couldn’t be higher — and we are confident that Hillary Clinton is the right person for the job,” LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski said in a statement. “With her proven history of leadership, strong environmental record, and a campaign committed to building a clean en千花网论坛上海
The Clinton endorsement is the earliest the group has ever come out in favor of a presidential candidate.
LCV President Gene Karpinski and Board Chairwoman Carol Browner, who served as Environmental Protection Agency administrator under President Bill Clinton, will make their announcement Monday during a campaign appearance with the former secretary of state in Nashua, New Hampshire.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has a stronger voting record in Congress than Clinton on environmental issues, according to LCV’s scorecard. A spokesman for the group told The Washington Post, which first reported the news of the endorsement, that it counts votes where a lawmaker was absent as a “no” vote, so Clinton’s score as a New York senator was lower because she was often away from Washington while running for president in 2008.
In late September, Clinton announced her opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline — long after her primary competitors had done so. Labor and environmental groups were relieved when she finally made a decision.
LCV spent $30 million in the 2014 elections, a record amount for the group.
Clinton has steadily been amassing endorsements from outside groups, far outpacing both Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D).
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