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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.

Dan Maffei (D)

Anne Marie Buerkle (R)

New York 24th House District

LCV Program: $420,000

Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle, who had an LCV lifetime score of just 9 percent, had referred to global warming as a “myth.” In mid-October, LCV ran a $200,000 TV ad campaign that highlighted Buerkle’s anti-science views on climate. In the final week of the election, LCV launched a second $200,000 TV ad campaign that continued to highlight her extreme anti-environmental record. LCV also had a mobile billboard traveling throughout her district that highlighted her climate denial views. In the end, LCV-endorsed challenger Dan Maffei defeated Buerkle by 4 percent.