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