The League of Conservation Voters Action Fund announced today an endorsement for Rep. Donna Edwards in her re-election bid for Maryland's Fourth Congressional District. The group's press release announcing the support for Ms. Edwards stated:
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, today announced its endorsement of Donna Edwards (MD-4) for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. Edwards has an impressive 96% LCV lifetime environmental score....Meanwhile, Afro Briefs news reports that President Obama is providing an early endorsement to Maryland Senator Ben Cardin:
LCV was among the first organizations to endorse Edwards in the February Democratic primary election in 2008. Prior to serving in Congress, Rep. Edwards served on the Boards of the League of Conservation Voters and the Maryland League of Conservation Voters.
Rep. Edwards is also featured on LCVAF’s GiveGreen website, www.givegreen.com, the only bundling website devoted exclusively to raising money for environmental champions and candidates.
“Ben is one of the good guys” is how President Barack Obama began his letter of endorsement for Sen. Cardin to be re-elected for his seat in Congress.
“He has the courage to stand up for what he believes and he works for solution to the most important issues,” the President continued. “That’s why I need your help keeping Ben Cardin in the U.S. Senate.”
He encouraged constituents to make calls and knock on doors to make that happen.
Admitting that he was obviously flattered by the early endorsement, Cardin said,
“I think it’s probably a little bit earlier than it would normally be announced, and I think the president is clearly doing that because of the Maryland filing deadlines being early.”
Candidates in Maryland must file by Jan. 11. The primary is April 3....