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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.

Pete Gallego (D)

Francisco Canseco (R)

Texas 23rd House District

LCV Program: $1.4 million

In the Democratic primary, LCV ran the largest independent campaign of any outside group, successfully defeating former Democratic Rep. Ciro Rodriguez, who had voted against the 2009 House climate bill. Because of LCV’s continued role in the race, Republican incumbent Rep. Francisco Canseco and his allies ran five different ads attacking Pete Gallego, the LCV-endorsed challenger, for his ties to “radical environmentalists.” LCV ran five different TV ads during the general election, including two in Spanish. Even in Texas, clean energy proved to be a winning issue, with Gallego defeating Canseco 50%-46%.