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Raised/Contributed by the LCV Action Fund's Give Green

LCV Action Fund’s GiveGreen, which is the largest “bundling” program in the country devoted exclusively to raising money for pro-environment candidates, is a critical tool for showing the power of environmental donors and getting candidates the resources they need to compete.

Tammy Duckworth (D)

Joe Walsh (R)

Illinois 8th House District

LCV Program: $30,000

Rep. Joe Walsh, who had an LCV lifetime score of just 3 percent, earned a reputation as one of the most extreme members of Congress, especially on environmental issues. Walsh, who said that “man's potential role in global warming has not been definitively determined,” railed against the EPA, claiming it “is destroying the country” and “ought to be scrapped.”  LCV had a mobile billboard traveling throughout his district that highlighted his head in the sand approach to climate change. On Election Day, Walsh was soundly defeated by LCV-endorsed challenger Tammy Duckworth.