Intriguing: Senator on ‘Dirty Dozen’ list


Blanche Lincoln The League of Conservation Voters has targeted the senator from Arkansas by placing her name on the “Dirty Dozen” list of candidates it hopes to defeat in mid-term elections.

Politico.com reports that the environmentalist advocacy group selected Lincoln, a Democrat up for re-election this year, because she opposed passing comprehensive climate legislation and for supporting Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s resolution that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions. According to Politico, the League raised more than $1.5 million to topple candidates in the last election. The Hill reports that Lincoln is fighting back. “I have built a practical, common-sense record on energy and environmental issues while working closely with Arkansas environmental advocates,” Lincoln said in a released statement. “Threats from extremist groups from outside our state tell me I’m doing something right for Arkansas.” In 1998, Lincoln made history when she became the youngest woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate at the age of 38.