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Lincoln hits back at LCV

By Juliet Eilperin

Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) Thursday fired back after being targeted by the League of Conservation Voters for her environmental record, issuing a statement saying "threats from outside special interest groups will not deter her from remaining a strong and independent voice for Arkansas."

"Lincoln was targeted today by a Washington-based, liberal environmental group because she stood for jobs and economic growth last week as a cosponsor of a resolution of disapproval to block the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act," the statement reads.

Noting that the Nature Conservancy of Arkansas gave her the Dale Bumpers "Forever Arkansas" award two months ago, Lincoln said she would make no apologies for her voting record on green issues.

"I have built a practical, common-sense record on energy and environmental issues while working closely with Arkansas environmental advocates," Lincoln said. "Threats from extremist groups from outside our state tell me I'm doing something right for Arkansas."

The LCV announced Thursday it is targeting Lincoln for defeat this year, along with former GOP Rep. Steve Pearce (N.M.), the first ones to make its current electoral hit list.

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 |  January 28, 2010; 3:43 PM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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