Enviro Group Praises Rep. Perriello’s Climate Change Vote
A leading environmental group is coming to the aid of Virginia Rep. Tom Perriello , a Democratic freshman the Republicans are targeting for defeat in 2010.
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) said Thursday that it will air a television ad in Perriello’s 5th District, a conservative-leaning district in central and southern Virginia, that praises his vote for a climate change bill that most Republicans opposed.
The LCV spot comes on the heels of an anti-Perriello ad from the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), the campaign arm of House Republicans.
“Republican leaders in Washington are attacking Congressman Tom Perriello for supporting a new ‘clean energy’ jobs plan,” the ad’s narrator says. “But they aren’t telling the truth. … The truth is, Tom Perriello is fighting to make America a global leader in clean energy.”