1st of the ‘Dirty Dozen’: LCV targets George Allen

Former Virginia Gov. and Sen. George Allen is targeted for defeat by the League of Conservation Voters.

Greenwire reports,

The League of Conservation Voters named former Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) as the first target of its 2012 “Dirty Dozen” program, which works to defeat congressional candidates who have voted against environmental measures the organization supports.

Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) will retire at the end of the 112th Congress, and Allen is seeking to return to his old Senate seat in a bid against former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine (D).

In a statement announcing its newest Dirty Dozen program, the LCV said it has managed similar lists since 1996, defeating more than 60 percent of the candidates it has targeted. The environmental group criticized Allen’s past record in Congress and his work for energy companies, including the American Energy Freedom Center, after he was defeated for re-election in 2006.

“George Allen has spent his time out of office working for his favorite oil executives and now he’s trying to return to the U.S. Senate to make all their legislative dreams come true,” LCV Senior Vice President of Campaigns Navin Nayak said in a statement. “We’ve seen this movie before and know how it ends: as Senator, George Allen can only be counted on to champion special interests, not the public interest.”…

We’ve targeted JunkScience.com friend and the fossil fuel-friendly George Allen for victory!

Click for the LCV media release.

We guess being #1 means that the LCV likens Allen to Posey.