Enviro Group Praises Rep. Perriello’s Climate Change Vote

Posted July 9, 2009 at 5:30pm
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Tom Perriello (Ryan Kelly/CQ)

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.”