A Chosen Few: Sierra Club Congressional Endorsements

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A Chosen Few: Sierra Club Congressional Endorsements


Congress doesn't turn green by accident. First, committed candidates have to be found, sometimes educated, and finally supported in their election bids. Sierra Club endorsements are key to that process. Coveted by candidates - especially in this election year, when the environment is very much on voters' minds - our seal of approval is not given lightly. Out of 435 House races and 34 Senate races, only 131 candidates had gotten the nod from our local chapter and national leaders as Sierra went to press. The process is ongoing, however; contact your chapter's political chair about recent additions to the list below.

SENATE RACES

Arkansas Winston Bryant (D)

Iowa Tom Harkin (D)

Kansas Sally Thompson (D)

Massachusetts John Kerry (D)

New Jersey Robert Torricelli (D)

North Carolina Harvey Gantt (D)

Oregon Tom Bruggere (D)

South Carolina Elliott Close (D

John Kerry

Massachusetts Senator John Kerry faces a strong challenge this November from the state's Republican governor, Bill Weld. Kerry has been a dependable friend to environmentalists throughout his political career, and he's played a significant role in the 104th Congress, where he led the successful opposition to then - Majority Leader Bob Dole's sweeping "regulatory reform' proposals. Kerry, who has earned a near-perfect League of Conservation Voters rating in his two Senate terms, has also supported mining-law reform, higher grazing fees, and repeal of the salvage-logging rider.

HOUSE RACES

Arkansas 2 Vic Snyder (D)

California 1 Michaela Alioto (D) 6 Lynn C. Woolsey (D) 7 George Miller (D) 8 Nancy Pelosi (D) 9 Ronald V Dellums (D) 10 Ellen Tauscher (D) 12 Tom Lantos (D) 13 Fortney "Pete" Stark (D) 14 Anna G. Eshoo (D) 16 Zoe Lofgren (D) 17 Sam Farr (D) 26 Howard L. Berman (D) 29 Henry A. Waxman (D) 30 Xavier Becerra (D) 32 Julian C. Dixon (D) 33 Lucille Roybal-Allard (D) 34 Esteban Edward Torres (D) 35 Maxine Waters (D) 36 Jane Harman (D) 37 Juanita McDonald (D) 38 Stephen Horn (R) 42 George E. Brown, Jr. (D) 46 Loretta Sanchez (D) 49 Peter Navarro (D) 50 Bob Filner (D)

Colorado 2 David E. Skaggs (D)

Connecticut 2 Sam Gejdenson (D) 3 Rosa L. DeLauro (D) 5 James Maloney (D)

Florida 3 Corrine Brown (D) 17 Carrie P. Meek (D) 20 Peter Deutsch (D) 23 Alcee L. Hastings (D)

Georgia 4 Cynthia A. McKinney (D) 5 John Lewis (D) 6 Michael Coles (D) 7 Charlie Watts (D) 8 Ken Poston (D)

Hawaii 1 Neil Abercrombie (D) 2 Patsy T. Mink (D)

Illinois 1 Bobby L. Rush (D) 4 Luis V. Gutierrez (D) 5 Rod Blagojevich (D) 7 Danny K. Davis (D) 9 Sidney R. Yates (D) 10 John Edward Porter (R) 11 Clem Balanoff (D) 14 Doug Mains (D) 15 Laurel Lunt Prussing (D) 17 Lane Evans (D)

Kansas 3 Judy Hancock (D) 4 Randy Rathbun (D)

Kentucky 3 Mike Ward (D)

Elizabeth Furse

Rated one of the House's greenest members ky the League of Conservation Voters, Democrat Elizabeth Furse of Oregon has more than earned the respect of environmentalists in her first two terms, particularly as a protector of public health. But she distinguished herself on the legislative battlefield by leading the charge against the devastating "logging without laws" salvage rider. Although the effort was ultimately shot down in the Gingrich-led House, Furse co-authored Sierra Club - backed legislation to repeal the rider, provoking the ire of the timber industry inside and outside her home state.

Maine 1 Tom Allen (D)

Maryland 1 Wayne Gilchrest (R) 3 Benjamin L. Cardin (D) 4 Albert Russell Wynn (D) 6 Steve Crawford (D) 7 Elijah Cummings (D) 8 Constance A. Morella (R)

Massachusetts 1 John W. Olver (D) 2 Richard E. Neal (D) 3 Jim McGovern (D) 5 Martin T Meehan (D) 7 Edward J. Markey (D) 9 John Joseph Moakley (D)

Michigan 8 Debbie Stabenow (D) 9 Dale E.

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