Pete McCloskey Scores CLCV Endorsement
Matt Stoller of MyDD is reporting that the League of Conservation Voters endorsed Pete McCloskey. I don’t see a link on MyDD, and I cannot find the press release on either Pete McCloskey’s website or the website of the League of Conservation Voters, although I have found a notation on the California League of Conservation Voters website that they’ve endorsed McCloskey for the GOP primary. I’m a little unclear what the relation is between LCV and CLCV and whether an endorsement by one is tantamount to an endorsement by both.
In any event here’s the part of the press release Stoller quotes:
Susan Smartt, CLCV Executive Director: "Among Republicans, Democrats, or Independents, Pete McCloskey's lifetime devotion to protecting our quality of life and promoting conservation is virtually unparalleled."
During his 15 years in Congress, Mr. McCloskey helped author many of the nation's most important environmental and conservation laws that benefited California and the nation as a whole. He earned an LCV lifetime score of 70 percent in its National Environmental Scorecard. If elected, Mr. McCloskey will be a reliable advocate for legislation that protects our resources, safeguards our public health and reduces our dependence on oil.
Also, while I was nosing around McCloskey’s website I found this event announcement:
Friday May 19, 2006, 7:00pm Come and Discuss Issues of the Day With Congressman Pete Stark and Former Congressman Pete McCloskey Verona at Hacienda5699 Belleza Drive[Intersection of W. Los Positas & Stoneridge]Pleasanton, CA
Anyone else think this is weird?