Enviros Target ex-Rep. Steve Pearce

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Election season is upon us, and with it we find green groups going after some of the worst offenders in Congress. Among the first candidates to be targeted is Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM), the subject of a new ad from Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund.

Pearce has been a perrenial environmental foe, known for his investments in the oil and gas industry and his abysmal environmental voting record. The League of Conservation Voters gave him a 1 percent lifetime score over his first six years in office. Pearce, who represented New Mexico’s 2nd district from 2003 to 2009, resigned his seat to run for Senate in 2008. He lost to Democrat Tom Udall, and is now running to reclaim his old seat.

Here’s the Defenders ad:

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Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

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Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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