Missouri: LCV to Target Blunt in New Ad Campaign

Posted April 20, 2009 at 6:24pm

The League of Conservation Voters is targeting Rep. Roy Blunt (R) for his opposition to the American Clean Energy and Security Act in a new television, direct-mail and online ad campaign. The legislation is expected to be marked up in subcommittee next week.

In a release Monday, the LCV said its “Believe— campaign is a nonpartisan effort to encourage members of the Energy and Commerce Committee to pass a clean energy bill in the coming weeks. But the new ad, which will air across Missouri and target the Springfield media market in particular, will certainly be no help to Blunt’s Senate campaign.

The ad campaign comes just one week after it was announced that Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan (D) nearly doubled Blunt’s first-quarter fundraising total, according to Federal Election Commission reports. Both Blunt and Carnahan threw their hats into the Senate race following Sen. Kit Bond’s (R) announcement that he would not seek re-election in 2010.

“America is a can-do country,— an announcer in the LCV ad states. “We can create millions of new clean energy jobs and become a global leader in energy technology. But Roy Blunt says no.’ No’ to clean energy. No’ to millions of new jobs. At the same time, Blunt has taken hundreds of thousands of dollars from Big Oil — and voted to hold American back.—