09/01/10 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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LCV Announces Carly Fiorina Winner of “People’s Choice” of the 2010 Dirty Dozen
Through Online Vote, Voters Name Fiorina to Target List of Anti-Clean Energy, Conservation Candidates
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV), which works to turn environmental values into national priorities, announced that Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina has been named to the 2010 Dirty Dozen as the next “People’s Choice.” Fiorina was chosen for the Dirty Dozen list through an online vote where she received 36 percent of the votes.
“When it’s politically convenient Carly Fiorina supports climate action and when it’s politically profitable she’ll side with the corporate polluters funding her campaign,” said Tony Massaro, LCV Senior Vice President for Political Affairs. “Fiorina’s win as the ‘People’s Choice’ clearly shows voters want a Senator who will create new clean energy jobs in California, not a failed corporate executive with a preference for killing jobs.”
Fiorina has received about $63,000 in donations this year from out-of-state coal interests and $76,850 from oil and gas companies.* As CEO of Hewlett-Packard, Fiorina laid off approximately 18,000 workers during HP’s restructuring in 2003 and then later said she regretted not firing more people.** Speaking at the 2008 Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, Minn., she praised Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) cap-and-trade plan as something that would “both create jobs and lower the cost of energy.”*** Yet Fiorina has campaigned and run ads on her opposition to comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation, including a commercial against Senator Boxer’s stance on global warming claiming that Boxer is “worried about the weather.”
“Carly Fiorina is drastically out of step with the American businesses, veterans and workers that are all calling for a clean energy economy and greater energy independence,” said Massaro. “The people have spoken and we will work hard to fulfill their request for Carly Fiorina’s defeat this November.”
This “People’s Choice” of the 2010 Dirty Dozen was decided by an online vote that took place from August 19-26. Other nominees included Florida Senate Candidate Marco Rubio (R-FL), North Carolina Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) and Nevada Senate Candidate Sharron Angle (R-NV). Fiorina joins Rep. Michelle Bachmann as the second “People’s Choice” to be named to the 2010 list.
LCV's trademark Dirty Dozen program targets candidates for Congress — regardless of party affiliation — who consistently vote against clean energy and conservation and are running in races in which LCV has a serious chance to affect the outcome. Since 1996, more than 60 percent of the Dirty Dozen have been defeated. Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR), Representatives Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Michelle Bachmann (R- MN) and former Congressmen Steve Pearce (R-NM) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) are currently on the 2010 Dirty Dozen list. Former Congressman Richard Pombo (R-CA) was the first candidate to be defeated of the 2010 Dirty Dozen. Learn more at http://lcv-archive.pub30.convio.net/dirtydozen.
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