League of Conservation Voters

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League of Conservation Voters
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President:Gene Karpinski
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League of Conservation Voters Action Fund is a Super PAC "that works to turn environmental values into national priorities. To secure the environmental future of our planet, LCV advocates for sound environmental policies, elects pro-environment candidates who will adopt and implement such policies, and provides state LCVs with the resources and tools to accomplish and sustain their mission."[1] It is associated with the League of Conservation Voters and the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund.

2014 elections

As of July 10, 2013, the League of Conservation Voters has spent $541,173 on the 2014 election cycle. So far, $363,096 has been spent supporting Democrat Ed Markey for the U.S. Senate representing Massachusetts and $178,077 has been spent against Republican Gabriel Gomez, who is seeking election to the U.S. Senate representing Massachusetts in 2014.[2]

Campaign on climate change

League of Conservation Voters ad released August 12, 2013, against Mike Coffman (Colorado), "Ostrich Ad"

League of Conservation Voters ad released August 15, 2013, against Ron Johnson

The League of Conservation Voters launched a nearly $2 million TV ad campaign on climate change on August 12, 2013, aimed at three House Republicans -- Mike Coffman (Colorado) (R-CO), Dan Benishek (R-MI) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) -- and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.).[3]

“This is the African Ostrich,” says the narrator of the ad running in the district of Mike Coffman (Colorado). “Tall, flightless, head in the sand. And this is Congressman Coffman, also with his head in the sand — on climate change.”[3] The ad goes on to call Coffman “extreme.”[3] Democrats are targeting Coffman’s 6th District seat, and have recruited former state house Speaker Andrew Romanoff (D) for the race.[3]

The group launched similar ads against Dan Benishek and Rodney Davis, who Democrats are also eyeing. The entire ad campaign cost nearly $2 million, the organization said.[3]

The organization is also hitting Ron Johnson, who does not face re-election until 2016. The group said it would release video of the Johnson commercial by August 16, 2013.[3]

2012 elections

Open Secrets analyzed the success of 2012 general election cycle spending:[4]

The success rate of League of Conservation Voters 2012 spending.

Endorsed candidates


In the 2012 election cycle, the League of Conservation Voters spent a grand total of $2,605,809: $226,738 for Democrats, $0 against Democrats, $0 for Republicans and $2,379,071 against Republicans.[6]

Top 10 largest League of Conservation Voters expenditures in 2012[6]
Candidate Party State Office Total For Against Desired Result
Mitt Romney Republican Party N/A President $1,099,450 $0 $1,099,450
Jeff Flake Republican Party AZ Senate $755,407 $0 $755,407
Ann Marie Buerkle Republican Party NY House $228,706 $0 $228,706
Francisco Canseco Republican Party TX House $226,250 $0 $226,250
Barack Obama Democratic Party N/A President $179,821 $179,821 $0
Dan Benishek Republican Party MI House $34,361 $0 $34,361
Dan Lungren Republican Party CA House $34,361 $0 $34,361
Jon Tester Democratic Party MT Senate $8,059 $8,059 $0
Elizabeth Warren Democratic Party MA Senate $8,059 $8,059 $0
Christopher Murphy Democratic Party CT Senate $7,664 $7,664 $0



The top five donors to the League of Conservation Voters during the 2012 election cycle were:[7]

Top 5 Donors to League of Conservation Voters, 2012[7]
Occupation/Employer Total From Individuals From Organizations
League of Conservation Voters $311,293 $3,000 $308,293
Baupost Group $220,000 $220,000 $0
Goldman Sachs $125,000 $125,000 $0
Bluestream Asset Management $100,000 $100,000 $0
Schooner Capital $100,000 $100,000 $0


The top five industries donating to the League of Conservation Voters during the 2012 election cycle were:[8]

Top 5 Donors to League of Conservation Voters, 2012[8]
Industry Total From Individuals From Organizations
Securities & Investment $720,750 $720,750 $0
Health Professionals $231,550 $231,550 $0
Retired $200,119 $200,119 $0
Business Services $86,300 $86,300 $0
Non-Profit Institutions $77,500 $77,500 $0

Campaign ads

April 2012 ad about Mitt Romney

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