Kentucky. The members of the League of Conservation Voters last week added Senate Minority Leader McConnell to its 2008 “Dirty Dozen” list. “Our members know that Mitch McConnell has voted against our health and safety since he came to Washington. They know that he stands as an impassable roadblock in the way of a clean energy future for this country,” said LCV President Gene Karpinski. The “Dirty Dozen” program targets current and former members of Congress over what the LCV describes as anti-environmental votes. McConnell joins Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., Rep. Joseph Knollenberg, R-Mich., and former Rep. Bob Schaffer, R-Colo., who is running for a Senate seat, on the 2008 list. The Democratic field vying to take on McConnell includes businessmen Bruce Lunsford and Greg Fischer.
This article appears in the April 19, 2008, edition of National Journal Daily PM Update.